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Roger McGough has delved into the depths of impiety, amassing verse by Shakespeare and Kipling, Nash and Eliot, as well as new works, some written especially for this anthology. Exuberantly illustrated by Neal Layton, Wicked Poems is devilish good fun for both kids and adults. Roger McGough is the author of more than 50 books, including The Kingfisher Book of Funny Poems. He also wrote the script for the Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine, and in 1986, received a Tony nomination for his lyrics for the Broadway production of The Wind in the Willows.

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""Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, / It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; / Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had Kept a Strict Regard for Truth, / Attempted to Belive Matilda: / The effort very nearly killed her..." So begins Hi-laire Belloc's Matilda," one of the scores of poems in this wickedly entertaining collection. Roger McGough has delved into the depths of impiety, amassing verse by Shakespeare and kipling, Nash and Eliot as well as new works, some written especially for this anthology. Exuberantly illustrated by Neal Layton, "Wicked Poems is devilish good fun for both kids and adults. Roger McGough is the author of more than 50 books, including "The Kingfisher Book of Funny Poems. He also wrote the script for the Beatles' film "Yellow Submarine and, in 1986, received a Tony nomination for his lyrics for the Broadway production of "The Wind in the Willows.

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ISBN:
9780747561958
Editor:
McGough, Roger
Author:
Layton, Neal
Editor:
McGough, Roger
Author:
McGough, Roger
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
General
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
8.56x6.42x.66 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , ""Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, / It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; / Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had Kept a Strict Regard for Truth, / Attempted to Belive Matilda: / The effort very nearly killed her..." So begins Hi-laire Belloc's Matilda," one of the scores of poems in this wickedly entertaining collection. Roger McGough has delved into the depths of impiety, amassing verse by Shakespeare and kipling, Nash and Eliot as well as new works, some written especially for this anthology. Exuberantly illustrated by Neal Layton, "Wicked Poems is devilish good fun for both kids and adults. Roger McGough is the author of more than 50 books, including "The Kingfisher Book of Funny Poems. He also wrote the script for the Beatles' film "Yellow Submarine and, in 1986, received a Tony nomination for his lyrics for the Broadway production of "The Wind in the Willows.
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