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Carol Ann Duffy

  • 4 stars across 25 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 ... More

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    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... More

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    1st October 2013

    The Princess' Blankets

    From former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy comes the tale of young princess who can never feel warm, a worried king and q... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    1st December 2012

    Rats' Tales

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

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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... More

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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... More

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    6th November 2014

    New and Collected Poems for Children

    'In the world of British poetry, Carol Ann Duffy is a superstar.' (Guardian) This stellar edition of her poems brings to... More

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    2nd October 2000

    The Oldest Girl in the World

    In the tradition of the great and enduring writers for children, Carol Ann Duffy creates a living and breathing world, i... More

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