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Books by Brian Patten

  • The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: AADFE
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet's work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.
    • £11.69
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Monster Slayer

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: CDCWR
    Paperback
    One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp ... Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance - but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait. A stunning prose retelling of a Beowulf tale from an author-illustrator dream-team. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
    • £6.29
    • RRP £6.99
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  • The Book Of Upside Down Thinking

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: BQBTJ
    Hardback
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    The Book Of Upside Down Thinking, by the famed Liverpool poet Brian Patten, is a magical collection of verse written in Morocco and inspired by traditional folk-tales and stories from the Near and Middle East, many dating back as far as the eleventh century. This beautifully designed collection features colourful hand-drawn tile illustrations alongside Brian's original poems, which show the world from a different, and unexpected, perspective. The Book Of Upside Down Thinking is published fifty years after the anniversary of the publication in 1967 of `The Mersey Sound', the ground-breaking poetry collection co-written with fellow-Liverpudlians, Roger McGough and the late Adrian Henri. Witty, contemporary and written in accessible language, the collection transformed the landscape of British poetry. With many award-winning poetry and children's books published since, Brian is set to turn our thinking on its head once more in The Book of Upside Down Thinking.
    • £9.59
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Jumping Mouse

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: BFXHE
    Hardback
    This Native American folk tale tells how a little mouse had the courage to leave his family's warm nest in the roots of a giant tree, and go in search of the Sacred Mountains. He has many adventures on the way and finds his true name of Jumping Mouse. He makes friends with a racoon, frog, buffalo and wolf, whilst taking care not to be caught by the Spots circling watchfully above in the sky.
    • £12.89
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  • Can I Come Too?

    Brian Patten

    Product Code: AJLGY
    Paperback 3 years +
    A very small mouse decided it wanted to have a very big adventure. "I'll go and find the biggest creature in the world," it thought. Along the way it meets many different animals and when at last they find the biggest creature, the little mouse feels a great sense of achievement. "Sheer delight". (Amanda Craig, The Times). "A truly lovely book!" (The Independent on Sunday).
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
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