The true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who “went missing” during the Second World War, told through prose, poetry, maps and pictures. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. They were there before the war, his dad would say, and weren’t after. Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and traveled to America and France. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution that has inspired his poetry for years since.
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THE BIG BOOK OF BAD THINGS
This collection of poems by the former Children’s Laureate explores the dark side of things with Michael Rosen’s usual wit and wisdom.
ON THE MOVE: POEMS ABOUT MIGRATION
A personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make.
QUICK, LET'S GET OUT OF HERE
All the poems in this collection have a story to tell. There are poems about washing up, bathtime, skeletons and Christmas dinner. And several about two-year-old Eddie who gets up to typical two-year-old's tricks such as mistaking a dead mouse for a gerbil and throwing a wobbly because he can't have another birthday.
SHAKESPEARE: HIS WORK AND HIS WORLD
A vivid and interesting picture of the life and times of William Shakespeare.
YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT DOUGHNUTS
Frank visits the museum where his mum works and strange things happen - the exhibits are coming to life and it is chaos. Frank has an adventure with the plastic skeleton who is obsessed by doughnuts.
YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT TOMATOES
Frank isn’t much looking forward to the school visit to a local stately home. Not even in his worst nightmares did he expect anything like what actually happens! When ‘Not-Sheba’ the servant girl from a picture just walks out of her frame and demands Frank’s help to find out her real identity, Frank realises that there is no escape.