lizbrownlee – poet

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Category Archives: Animal Magic – the book

X is for X Ray – Marie Curie, #AtoZ Challenge

By Nobel foundation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . This entry is taken from my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, published by Macmillan. . Marie Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in 1867in Poland. She went to Sorbonne University, Paris, when she moved in with …

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Snow Leopard, by Liz Brownlee

Snow leopards live high in the mountain ranges of central and southern Asia in the winter, and even higher in the summer. Their coats are extremely warm, and at rest they wrap their 1 metre-long tails around themselves to keep out the chill. They are the most beautiful of big cats; there is no record …

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Panda by Liz Brownlee

Another video shot a few years ago in the snow… in front of the entirely appropriate bamboo!   .

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Skylark, read by me, animated by Nick Hales

Found this as I was looking through my poem films – hope you enjoy it!  

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Alaskan Wood Frog – video

I’ve been looking through some of the films of me reading my poems. This is me reading Alaskan Wood Frog, available in my book,  Animal Magic. Filmed a few years ago, when we had snow!  

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New Year Wishes 2017

Dear readers and followers of my blog, wishing you and all you love this new year:

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One Minute Till Bedtime

This gorgeous book is due to be published in two weeks in the UK – out a few weeks in the States, it has already garnered prestigious starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Along with many wonderful other poets – I have a poem inside. It’s an utterly engaging book, the poems collected by …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Vanessa Holder

To That Terrorist . To that terrorist, that creeps up in the night and strikes, then disappears and gets ready to strike and strike again. . To that terrorist, that makes children cry, that now is blowing up our history, and leaves us here to die. . To that terrorist, that murders in the night, …

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A-Z Reflections 2016

Thank you very much to my readers! Some of the photos from the animals featured this year. And me, with Lola. I thoroughly enjoyed my April A-Z 2016 challenge, which was number 5 for me. I really hope everyone enjoyed the fun (but real!) animal facts and poems – plus the fabulous images. The photos above are a …

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Z is for Zetek’s Treefrog

This brilliant photo of this little treefrog was taken by Dr Robert Puschendorf, Lecturer in Conservation Biology at Plymouth University, and is used by permission. Here it is again, peeking out from a bromeliad, so you can see where it lives – this gorgeous photo was taken by Andreas Hertz and is also used by permission: These are …

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