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Tadpoles in the Torrens

Poems for young readers

Jude Aquilina

Tadpoles in the Torrens
Poems are happening all around us - when you're breezing along on your bike seeing the people, houses, dogs and traffic as they flash by; or when there's a possum on the wall at school and everyone's gathered around; or when the seagulls rise and fall with each ball bowled at the oval.

Tadpoles in the Torrens is alive with people, places and creatures from our everyday lives and from the quirky imaginations of poets. There are talking dogs, migrating spiders, old horses, twisted fairy tales, riddles, bike races and adventures in the country and city.

Here are poems by some of South Australia's best children's writers. Take a dip in - let your eyes swim like tadpoles over the pages. You might just catch yourself writing your own poem!

'Highly recommended.' - Fran Knight, ReadPlus

'Not only a timely reminder of [Max Fatchen’s] legacy for young readers, it is also a celebration of the poets presented ... the first such collection published in the state for 20 years.' - Hazel Menehira, M/C Reviews

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Category Literature - Poetry
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743052464
Extent 112 pages
Price: AU$14.95 including GST
Quantity Out of stock