Overheard in a Tower Block
by Joseph Coelho
illustrated by Kate Milner
Coelho's second solo anthology combines magic, mythology, fantasy and realism to trace a boy's life in the city from childhood through to adulthood. Challenging themes of bullying, family breakdown and loneliness are nevertheless overlaid with Coelho's trademark humour, optimism and faith in young people's resilience. A previous CLPE Poetry Award winner in 2015 (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education), this second solo collection was shortlisted for the 2018 award. Selected for EmpathyLab's 2018 Read for Empathy Guide. Age 10+, Paperback 111pp
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