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The Rainmaker Danced

John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Fiction, Poetry (Children's / Teenage), Libraries, museums, schools (Children's / Teenage)


A wonderful new anthology of poems by winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, 2016

Do triangles
ever get into a tangle
when their sides meet their angles?

A wonderful new children's poetry collection, from a celebrated, award-winning poet.
From nature and science to identity, prepare to be transported on a journey through past and present. This collection from John Agard, winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, explores the wonders of the world - inviting your child to ponder life's questions with lots of fun along the way!

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John Agard

John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools.
His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA Englsih GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, and most recently EINSTEIN, THE GIRL WHO HATED MATHS and HELLO H2O, poems about maths and science respectively. All these titles have been in collaboration with the illustrator Satoshi Kitamura
He lives in Sussex and is married to Grace Nichols, herself a respected Caribbean poet. They have a daughter.

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