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On the Move: Poems About Migration

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Featured in The Bookseller's October Previews.Many of the poems in this collection are about Rosen’s family, including those killed in the Holocaust, which he then connects with the plight of others who flee danger. Succinct and direct, both the poems and Blake’s drawings are charged with feeling.Moving and evocative, this is a collection not to be missed.Enhanced by timeless pen and ink drawings from fellow former Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake, this is a deeply moving, enduring poetry collection. In an insightful introduction, Rosen describes migration as an intrinsic part of human history, which has led to the development of richly diverse societies around the world.It's powerful and moving, playful and heartbreaking, and a brilliant way to get children thinking about the migrant in all of us.

Former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.
"What you leave behind
Won't leave your mind.
But home is where you find it.
Home is where you find it."
Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael’s poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his “missing” relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make: “You can only do something now.”

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors for children. His bestselling titles published by Walker Books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, A Great Big Cuddle, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, Tiny Little Fly andWhat Is Poetry?. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children’s literature in 1997, and was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He presents radio programmes for the BBC, and is a political commentator.
Quentin Blake is one of the world’s foremost illustrators, particularly renowned for his collaboration with Roald Dahl. His books have won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate, and in 2013 he received a knighthood for his services to illustration.

Product Details

Title: On the Move: Poems About Migration
Author: Michael RosenQuentin Blake
SKU: BK0453615
EAN: 9781406393705
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover

About Author

One of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, and current Children's Laureate, Michael is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter.A children's author and illustrator, most well-known for his illustratrations for books by Roald Dahl.

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