Collected Poems for Children

Ted Hughes
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A beautiful collection of poems about all sorts of topics, for children of all ages, illustrated with two hundred original drawings by Raymond Briggs.

This collection brings together the poems Ted Hughes wrote for children throughout his life. They are arranged by volume, beginning with those for reading aloud to the very young, progressing to the poems in 'Under the North Star' and 'What is the Truth?', and ending with 'Season Songs', which Hughes remarked was written within hearing of children. Raymond Briggs brings to the collection two hundred original drawings that capture the wit, gentleness and humanity of these poems and make this a book any reader - child and adult - will return to again and again.

Author bio:

Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school.

In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios

In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571215027
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Child Trade
Pub Date: May 2008
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 5 - 18
Subject: Poetry