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Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

  • 5 stars across 24 books
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow and grew up in Stafford. She has published six collections of poems for adults and has received many awards. She won the 1993 Whitbread Award for Poetry and the Forward Prize for best collection for Mean Time. The World's Wife received the E. M. Forster Award in America. She is currently Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009.
16th June 2016

The Skipping-Rope Snake

What can a little girl do in the jungle? Play snap with a crocodile? Join-the-dots on a leopard's spots? Pin-the-tail ... MoreThe Skipping-Rope Snake

(3 reviews) Review
1st April 2012

The Tear Thief

Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime, the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack as she steals t... MoreThe Tear Thief

(2 reviews) Review
1st October 2013

The Princess' Blankets

The princess cannot get warm, no matter what is done for her. A stranger with cold eyes brings her the Earth's blanket, ... MoreThe Princess' Blankets

(2 reviews) Review
7th July 2008

The Lost Happy Endings

What would happen if we lost the happy endings to stories - imagine the tears at bedtime! A fantastic and magical tale a... MoreThe Lost Happy Endings

(1 review) Review
1st October 2010

The Gift

The exceptional talents of Carol Ann Duffy and papercut artist Rob Ryan combine to present the story of a girl's journey... MoreThe Gift

(1 review) Review
9th September 2006

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Classic poems from the English literary tradition come together in an anthology that traces our journey through life wit... MoreThe Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

(1 review) Review
17th May 2007


In this delightful new collection of poetry for children, Carol Ann Duffy takes us on a mud-and-all ramble through sand,... MoreHat

(1 review) Review
6th December 2012

Rats' Tales

Rats' Tales brings together a hugely entertaining, dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world. The vol... MoreRats' Tales

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2nd September 2013

Do you want?: Band 03 Yellow/Band 10 White

Written by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, this quirky poem will get children thinking about what it is they reall... MoreDo you want?: Band 03 Yellow/Band 10 White

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4th September 2003

Collected Grimm Tales

This volume contains Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation plus the dramatization by Tim Supple and the Young Vic Company. The pl... MoreCollected Grimm Tales

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  • The Skipping-Rope Snake

    The Skipping-Rope Snake

    by James26

    As Caroline Duffy fans, we are really excited to introduce this book to our son; he loved the great story, and what the girl was doing with a skipping...

  • The Princess' Blankets

    The Princess' Blankets

    The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy illustrated by Catherine Hyde

    I liked the illustrations of the blankets- there was so much detail in them...

  • Hat


    by Toppa

    'The Hat' poems by Carol Ann Duffy - illustrated by David Whittle is an excellent example of how illustrations can enhance word. It makes the book ver...