The Forsaken Merman and Other Story Poems

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Combining the best qualities of both storytelling and poetry, this rare collection has a special magic that will enchant readers. From the suspense of "The Listeners" to the sadness of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," the humor of "The Train to Glasgow" to the sheer entertainment of "The Dong with a Luminous Nose," this beautifully illustrated book will delight all tastes.

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Berlie Doherty read English at Durham University and worked as a social worker before bringing up her family. In 1978 she became a teacher. Her first book, 'How Green You Are!' was published in 1982, and since then she has written full-time. Nick Maland graduated in English and Drama in 1981. He pursued a career in the theatre and an interest in drawing. He was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in 1996 (for Welcome Night) and the Children's Book Award in 1998 (for Brave Whale).

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This inspirational collection of story poems, compiled with Berlie Doherty's storyteller's eye, is a quiet delight with both the unexpected and old favourites side by side. * Carousel * Thank heavens ... for ... Berlie Doherty's wonderful gathering of story poems ... The illustrations add greatly to the pleasure of a book which would be a good addition to any school library, offering glimpses into worlds far removed from the classroom. - Adele Geras * Times Educational Supplement * An attractive reminder of the poerm variety and emotional range of narrative verse...It is difficult to imagine a more eloquent sampling that this one * Books For Keeps * 'A wonderfully varied collection, covering a range of moods, situations and styles ... an excellent [collection] and there is plenty for all ages to enjoy. * Children's Book Magazine * A collection of longer poems, cleverly selected by Berlie Doherty, which combine the magic of storytelling and poetry * Carousel *

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