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Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems by

Joseph Coelho Kate Milner



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01 October 2017
Poetry; Poetry (Children's&YA)
Gazing at the stars from five storeys up, smelling the bins from five storeys below.

Overheard arguments, overheard laughter.

A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers - and the things that lurk in the library....

Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho's astonishing new collection is a powerful and moving poetic narrative about growing up in the city.
By:   Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by:   Kate Milner
Imprint:   OTTER BARRY
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781910959589
ISBN 10:   1910959588
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 8
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. His plays have received special note from The Verity Bargate Award and The Bruntwood Playwriting Competition. He has written plays for young people for Theatre Royal York, Pied Piper, Polka and The Unicorn Theatres. Joseph has been a guest poet on Radio 4's Front Row and performed poems for Channel 4 and CBeebies Radio. His debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules is published by Frances Lincoln and won the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award 2015. Joseph lives in Kent, by the sea. Kate Milner studied illustration at Central St Martin's, and is an MA student in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin. Her illustrations and prints have been shown in London galleries and national touring exhibitions.

Reviews for Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems by

An exciting and edgy collection - contemporary poems of family, friendship and school laced with myth and magic. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller I can envisage his books becoming firm favourites alongside those of Michael Rosen, Kit Wright, Roger McGough, John Agard and Allan Ahlberg. -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub Young readers are already familiar with stars such as McGough, Rosen, Ahlberg and Magee. Let us hope they will become as familiar with Joseph Coelho's work Books for Keeps An exciting new voice Lovereading4kids The joy of 'Werewolf Club Rules' is the author's ability to paint pictures with words Poetry Zone

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