This collection of poems for children aged 8-14 are beautifully illustrated and have been hailed by teachers as a great introduction to poetry for children. From Mr Nobody, an unhappy spook who just wants to join the class, to the bizarre dress sense of the new teacher, or the spying and piracy that can occur in the playground in between sherbet dabs, this original collection of verse enlivens both teaching and learning poetry.
|Title||Septimus Pitt and the Grumbleoids|
|Author Bio||Brian Whittingham is a former shipyard worker and now works as a Freelance Creative Writing Lecturer in colleges, community centres and schools. He has taught in places as diverse as Edinburgh Castle, Barlinnie prison, Seattle University, and on Normandy beaches. He has previously published four poetry collections, including Drink the Green Fairy, written three plays and various short fiction. He is the co-editor of New Writing Scotland.|
|Back Cover Text||Enter the mysterious world of Septimus Pitt and The Grumbleoids, where colourful characters spring to life in playfully peculiar poems. Meet the new teacher with a bizarre dress sense, and Mr Nobody, an unhappy spook who just wants to join the class. Find out the secrets of the retired puppeteer, and be scared - very scared - of the ghost of an ancient librarian and his fathful cat. 'A book to engage the child, the adult within the child, the child within the adult and also the adult - that's the goal of this collection that hopefully can be shared by different generations of readers.' - BRIAN WHITTINGHAM|
|Reviews||'This is a rich and entertaining poetry collection that can be used as a resource that teachers would welcome in the classroom.' - MAURA MCROBBIE, PRIMARY TEACHER, WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL 'This collection will inspire, delight and inform all who dip into it.' - ANNE WALLACE, EDUCATION OFFICER, GLASGOW MUSEUMS 'Brian's ability to capture experiences through sensory imagery is enhanced by the beautiful illustrations. These would keep even the most reluctant of young readers mesmerised.' - MAURA MCROBBIE|
|BIC Subject||Educational: English literature|
|BISAC Subject||JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General|