Half-Caste and Other Poems

John Agard author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Hachette Children's Group

Published:15th Sep '05

£6.99

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The tensions brought about by differences of race and culture are at the heart of this powerful and entertaining collection by one of Britain's most exciting and original poets and performers. John Agard, winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, explores the richness of human diversity in the world today.

Rollicking, Caribbean-flavored rhythms compbined with serious matters such as racism define poet extraordinaire Agard. * Voya *
He explores issues of race and identity, violence and grief, love and life. * Carousel *
A performance poet, Agard uses rhyme, repetition and refrains that make his work sing...Skilful use of humour to get his serious points across. * The Book Horn Inc *
A fine introduction to the ... poet's work for older children... This powerful plea for tolerance ... By turns playful and sincere, buoyant and thoughtful, his humanism is the thread that runs through these selections and reaches out to readers of all backgrounds... Agard eloquently voices a universal concern as he describes 'stepping in a big ship/not knowing how long the journey/or that you're stepping into history'. * School Library Jounral-US Review *
Normally poetry is not our thing, but we took the time to really read many of the poems in this book. ('For the Record')... had only 27 words but rhymed well, was amusing and has stuck in our brains. * Teen Titles (Edinburgh City Council) *
He explores issues of race and identity, violence and grief, love and life. * Carousel *
A performance poet, Agard uses rhyme, repetition and refrains that make his work sing...Skilful use of humour to get his serious points across. * The Book Horn Inc *
A fine introduction to the ... poet's work for older children... This powerful plea for tolerance ... By turns playful and sincere, buoyant and thoughtful, his humanism is the thread that runs through these selections and reaches out to readers of all backgrounds... Agard eloquently voices a universal concern as he describes 'stepping in a big ship/not knowing how long the journey/or that you're stepping into history'. * School Library Jounral-US Review *
Normally poetry is not our thing, but we took the time to really read many of the poems in this book. ('For the Record')... had only 27 words but rhymed well, was amusing and has stuck in our brains. * Teen Titles (Edinburgh City Council) *

ISBN: 9780340893890

Dimensions: 199mm x 129mm x 7mm

Weight: 82g

80 pages