The Rainmaker Danced

by John Agard
illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

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"If I lie / on a page / am I a free word?" Classic John Agard- opening his poetry collection with a vast, vast question before diving off into and then twisting up mythology, traditional tales and the everyday. The themes are ever-diverse: the journey of Laika, the Spuitnik dog launched into space; the day world peace is declared through a tweet; the credibility of Yetis, unicorns and Nessie the Loch Ness Monster... Described by Helen Dunmore in The Observer as "one of the most eloquent contemporary poets", Agard is also a winner of the Queen's Gold Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award. This anthology was shortlisted for the 2018 CLPE Poetry Award (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). Age 8+, Paperback 89pp