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John Agard

  • 4 stars across 34 books

     John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools.
      His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA English GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, and most recently EINSTEIN, THE GIRL WHO HATED MATHS and HELLO H2O, poems about maths and science respectively. All these titles have been in collaboration with the illustrator Satoshi Kitamura
      He lives in Sussex and is married to Grace Nichols, herself a respected Caribbean poet. They have a daughter.

     

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    10th March 2022

    John Agard's Windrush Child

    "A beautiful poetic and visual delight" Joseph Coelho A BEAUTIFULLY EVOCATIVE STORY OF A CHILD'S JOURNEY TO E... More

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    26th May 2022

    Follow that Word

    The father of performance poetry, John Agard, brings you a collection of riotously funny poems. Follow that Word ... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Book: My Autobiography

    "My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life." Non fiction like you've never read it before! Quirky ... More

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    7th September 2017

    Come All You Little Persons

    A tender, moving and joyous story from one of our nation's premier poets, John Agard From above earth, from above sky, ... More

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    3rd September 2020

    Books Make Good Pets

    Books make good pets and don't need going to the vet. You don't have to keep them on a lead or throw them a stick. ... More

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    21st September 2017

    The Rainmaker Danced

    A wonderful new anthology of poems by winner of the Queens Medal and the Eleanor Farjeon Award, 2016 Do tri... More

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    19th March 2018

    Shona, Word Detective

    Shona has always loved words. She even has her very own strange word thesaurus! When her and her classmates learn that... More

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    1st August 2005

    Going Batty!

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    1st June 2008

    Wriggle Piggy Toes

    From highly-acclaimed author and poet, John Agard, comes this poetry collection suitable for the very youngest child, wr... More

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    1st March 2012

    The Young Inferno

    Can our hoodie hero make it through nine circles of Hell and back again? Will he find love with his soulmate, Beatrice... More

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