Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 01 Sep 2022
ISBN: 9781788009218
Size: 275 x 247 mm
Length: 144 pages

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A forceful, passionate and uplifting collection of poems by women and girls that is guaranteed to inspire, delight and empower.

From well-loved poets, including Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices such as Amanda Gorman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ada Limón, this outstanding collection from talented anthologist Ella Risbridger has poems for every mood and every moment. Ella’s selection is wide-ranging but accessible and will appeal to poetry lovers both young and old alike.

With sumptuous finishes including cloth binding, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands.

This is the perfect gift to begin a lifelong love of poetry.

“A beautiful book, chock-full of treasures. It should be on every bookshelf!” – Jacqueline Wilson

“This wide-ranging selection of poetry by women and girls is uplifting, moving and invigorating. Atmospherically illustrated and luxuriously bound, it’s a wonderful gift for children of 6+.” – The Guardian

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“[T]his wide-ranging selection of poetry by women and girls is uplifting, moving and invigorating.”

– Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

“A beautiful book, chock-full of treasures. It should be on every bookshelf!”

– Jacqueline Wilson, author

“Bursting with colour, imaginative power, and inspirational words and ideas, these carefully chosen poems are fully accessible for all age groups and guaranteed to inspire, delight and empower.”

– Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“It’s the perfect gift for the children in your life, a memorable and beautifully illustrated anthology.”

– Gemma McLaughlin, The National

“The mix of established voices such as Grace Nicholls and new poets such as Triska Hamid make this collection a truly inclusive and enticing body of work.”

– Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller

“Magical, enchanting, thought-provoking poems… A joyful book, an important book.”

– Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

“[A]nother anthology to treasure and to help you find a poem to light your way.”

WRD Magazine

“This would make a great gift for a child who is getting interested in poetry.”

Storytime Magazine

“Unexpected, playful and delightful, this collection of poetry will fire your imagination and fill you up with inspiration and new ideas.”

The Week Junior

“This book is timeless, a celebration of female poetry writers, appealing to the young and less-young reader.”

– The Kids Book Curator (blog)

“[T]his outstanding collection from talented anthologist Ella Risbridger boasts poems for every mood.”

Good Magazine (NZ)

“Ella Risbridger’s well chosen anthology is a wonderful introduction to
female poets down the ages.”

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