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Book Announcement – Yippee!

THRILLED to be able to show you the gorgeous cover of my new animal shape poem book, written with lovely Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. This has been a labour of love; shape poems are hard, it’s tricky to get the words in the right place and the shape of the animals exactly right when …

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National Poetry Day Competition – win some fab books, including mine!

Yes – World Book Day, in partnership with National Poetry Day (this year on 28th September), are giving away an impressive pack of stupendous poetry! This is what you could win: This is the sister anthology to the award-winning  A Poem for Every Night of the Year, Macmillan, illustrated by Zanna Goldhawk, which is also …

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Reaching the Stars long listed for an award!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, Pub. Macmillan, written by me, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, has been long listed for a North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, in the poetry section. I’d like to thank them very much – have a look at the following link to read the review: North Somerset Teachers’ Book …

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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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U is for Ursula K Le Guin, Author, #AtoZ Challenge

  Ursula Le Guin image by Gorthian, by CC Licence. . This special entry is again by one of my fellow authors of my new book Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls – the wonderful and talented Jan Dean! The Wizard of Earthsea was one of my favourite books. . Ursula Kroeber Le …

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T is for Sister Rosetta Tharpe #A-Z Blog Challenge

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – AMAZING! She was born Rosetta Nubin on a cotton plant in Arkansas, on the 20th of March, 1915, and died in Philadelphia after a long career as a musician, in 1973. Her parents were cotton pickers. Little is known about her father except he was a singer – her mother also was …

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C is for Edith Cavell #AtoZ Blog Challenge

Edith Cavell with her two dogs, before war broke out. The dog on the right was rescued after her death. From the Imperial War Museum Collection . Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865 and died by firing squad on 12th October 1915. During the first world war she was a matron of a hospital in …

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B is for Alice Guy-Blaché – Visionary and First Female Film Director #AtoZ Challenge

Alice Guy-Blaché portrait picture, 1913, Apeda Studio New York . Alice Ida Guy was born in France on July 1st, 1873 and died in the US on March 24th, 1968. Amazingly, she was the second person as well as the first woman to be a film director and writer of narrative fiction films. In 1894, she started working as …

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It’s World Poetry Day!

  It being World Poetry Day, it’s probably a good idea if I post a post a poem – so here it is – At the Match with my earwig!   At the Match . They didn’t like my earwig, the reason I don’t know, but they chanted when I took him, earwig go, earwig go, …

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Reaching the Stars – first review from Lovereading4kids

. Reaching the Stars by Jan Dean, me, and Michaela Morgan, cover art by Steph Says Hello. We have had our first review by Andrea Reece from Lovereading4kids – and it’s a lovely one! Thank you, Andrea! New poems by three of our brightest and liveliest poets are gathered together in this anthology which celebrates …

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