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Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry Book
by Gary Crew & Craig Smith

Imaginative & delightful! Follow Troy Thompson, a Year 6 student in English class. It resembles a student's notebook. Left-hand pages contain the teacher’s instructions, while those on the right show Troy's poetry & whimsical mixed-media illustrations. Poems are handwritten, or printed from a computer & "pasted" in

Read his assignments, his work, his teacher's comments & step into the head of a 12-year-old boy as he has his first experience with poetry


In this painless introduction to poetry, Troy does his best to keep up with his teacher’s assignments on haiku, ballads, limericks, sonnets, odes, acrostics & other types of poems. His teacher’s encouraging instructions are juxtaposed to hilarious effect with Troy's word lists, wild illustrations & efforts to actually write poems

Moving & silly it is more than an introduction to poetry. It is a fun read, or an easy-to-follow classroom guide for teachers. Poetry has never been so much fun

Whether he's dedicating a ballad to his girlfriend, or revealing the heroic & moving death of his policeman father, his teacher obviously has a great deal of affection for both Troy & his poems - something readers will understand perfectly

32 pages
30.5 x 21.5 cm
Hard bound

Good condition

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