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John Agard

  • 4 stars across 30 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.

    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 and humo... More

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    7th September 2017

    Come All You Little Persons

    From above earth, from above sky, from below earth, from under water, come all you little persons come exactly as you ar... 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: (4u2read)

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

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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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    2nd August 2004

    From Mouth to Mouth

    This wonderfully eclectic anthology brings together poems passed from mouth to mouth, generation to generation, from all... 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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    18th March 1991

    Laughter is an Egg

    Laughter is an egg with a crick-crack face that can hide in the heart of the human race. T... More

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    15th September 2005

    Half-Caste and Other Poems

    The tensions brought about by differences of race and culture are at the heart of this powerful and entertaining collect... More

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    1st October 2007

    Caribbean Dozen

    Infused with the flavours and rhythms of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, this rich and diverse anthology vividly evokes the c... More

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