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Brian Patten

  • 5 stars across 17 books

    Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include Love Poems, Storm Damage, and Grinning Jack. His work for children includes the poetry collections Gargling with Jelly and Thawing Frozen Frogs as well as plays and the award-winning novel Mr Moon's Last Case.

    3rd April 2014

    Can I Come Too?

    A very small mouse decided it wanted to have a very big adventure. "I'll go and find the biggest creature in the world,"... More

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    28th August 2003

    Gargling with Jelly: A Collection of Poems

    Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habit... More

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    3rd February 2016

    Monster Slayer

    The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified. Even the King has abandoned his great Hall. Hero after... More

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    19th February 2001

    Little Hotchpotch

    This title is for the age-range of 3+. 'One day, a shy little creature looked at its reflection in a frozen pond. All it... More

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    4th October 2012

    The Big Snuggle-up

    It all started with a scarecrow coming into the house out of the snow, bringing with him the mouse that lived up his sle... More

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    24th May 2010

    Jumping Mouse

    This Native American folk tale tells how a little mouse had the courage to leave his family's warm nest in the roots of ... More

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    3rd May 2012

    Thawing Frozen Frogs

    "I nibbled a mother, But wanting something new I boiled a bit of Granny And tried some Uncle-stew. I did not eat the bab... More

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    6th April 2000

    Juggling with Gerbils

    A great new collection of poetry, wide-ranging in both form and subject matter. Full of Brian Patten's wonderful wit and... More

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    26th August 1999

    The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

    An utterly brilliant collection of the very best poems, from Puffin Books, A celebratory anthology of the best of P... More

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    3rd May 2010

    The Most Impossible Parents

    Ben and Mary have got an embarrassing problem, their parents - they're impossible! Ben and Mary's parents are a total e... More

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