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Reaching the Stars

Written by Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Anthologies Poetry Books for Children

LoveReading View on Reaching the Stars

A collection with poetry as varied and extraordinary as the women it celebrates.

New poems by three of our brightest and liveliest poets are gathered together in this anthology which celebrates women and girls, lots of them.  The lives of the really famous – Malala, Frida Kahlo, Amy Johnson, Hillary Rodham Clinton – are discussed, the roles of women in fairy tales debated, and the achievements of women whose names we’ll never learn acknowledged too. The poem styles are as varied as the book’s subjects, and there are poems to make you laugh, to make you angry, to make you think. It’s a sparkling collection, inspiring and empowering. Buy copies for all the young people in your life.

Andrea Reece

Reaching the Stars Synopsis

This feisty collection of brand-new poems is a celebration of the achievements of women and girls throughout history. It includes poems about Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Margaret Hamilton, Ada Lovelace, Helen Keller, Mary Shelley, Edith Cavell and many more.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509814282
Publication date: 9th March 2017
Author: Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Topics: Anthologies, Poetry

About Liz Brownlee, Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan

Jan Dean lives near Manchester, but spends as much time as possible in East Devon. She enjoys lots of messy stuff - painting, gluing, digging holes in the garden and making bread. She likes earrings and often wears an enormous pair of giraffes (or penguins) when she visits schools to perform her poetry and write with classes. Michaela Morgan left her hometown of Manchester for a misspent youth in various exotic locations and now divides her time between Brighton, France and Rutland. As a teacher she worked with everyone from sticky infants to tattooed prisoners, but writes mostly for children. ...

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