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               Poet profile – WES MAGEE




Wes Magee was a teacher when he began writing his first poems. A boy
in his class complained that there were no dinosaur poems, and Wes set
out to write some for him, little realising he was to become a firm favourite
throughout the UK in children's poetry, both as a poet and a workshop
leader in schools. He now writes full time, producing poems (for adults
too), stories and plays from a hut at the bottom of a large wild garden in
the North York Moors, and touring his Poetry Show to theatres and schools
around the country.

Wes has written more than eighty books for children, including poetry,
stories, plays, picture books and anthologies. Many of the poems are
based on Wes’ experience in schools, sometimes from the point of view of
the teachers and sometimes from the pupils. As well as being great to
read, they offer fantastic opportunities for performance, with the children
joining in with everything from fingersnaps to French accents.

As Wes says about his poems:
"Some of the poems are sad (like 'The Day After'), some are silly (like 'My
Dog's First Poem'), some are spooky (like 'The Ghosts of the Grange'), some
are serious (like 'Until Gran Died'), and some simply... sunny (like 'What is
the Sun?')." 'The Boneyard Rap' is another of the spooky ones, full of
rattling bones and scary noises. It’s fantastic when performed, and is a
favourite with the kids in the schools he visits.




Children’s Discovery Centre, Trident Centre, Bickersteth Rd, London SW17 9SH
Telephone 020 8767 4551; Fax 020 8767 7628; email info@childrensdiscovery.org.uk
Charity No 1109714; Company No 5441518
Book List – Wes Magee

The Scumbagg School Series…

The Scribblers of Scumbagg School

A collection of poems in the form of school notes, which tells the
story of one day at Scumbagg School. The rhymes introduce
characters such as the Headmaster, N.O. Funear, the crazy school
caretaker, Mrs Dreggs, and the pupils of class 2.


Scumbagg School Scorpion

It's the summer term at Scumbagg School and it's class 2's turn to
produce the annual magazine. Entries are invited from the whole
school and include jokes, cartoons, quizzes and interviews with
school personalities


Sports Day at Scumbagg School
The third story in the SCUMBAGG SCHOOL series, with Class 2 back
again in roitous form, told in a mixture of verse, rhythms, rap and
nonsense verse. Illustrated by Scoular Anderson, first published in
hardback in 1996.


Ghost of Scumbagg School
The fourth story in the SCUMBAGG SCHOOL series in which Class 2
set traps for the perpetrator of the mysterious goings-on at
Scumbagg School, recounted with a mixture of verse, rhythms, rap
and nonsense verse, and cartoon illustrations by Scoular Anderson.

Poetry Books

The Phantom's Fang-tastic Show

The Phantom says 'Roll up! Roll up for spectres! Roll up for
Apparitions! Come in and see the Gremlins - all sizes, shapes and
conditions. Roll up for my Fangtastic Show! Be quick, we're starting
in a mo. Take your places…


Children’s Discovery Centre, Trident Centre, Bickersteth Rd, London SW17 9SH
Telephone 020 8767 4551; Fax 020 8767 7628; email info@childrensdiscovery.org.uk
Charity No 1109714; Company No 5441518
The Boneyard Rap and Other Poems

This is the rhythm of the boneyard rap,
knuckle bones click and hand bones clap,
finger bones flick and thigh bones slap,
when you're doing the rhythm of the boneyard rap.
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!

Featuring a range of different forms, from rap to shape poetry, "Boneyard
Rap Poetry" is full of spooky characters who come to life in this collection
by Wes Magee.

Madtail, Miniwhale and Other Shape Poems

Kite-shaped poems, worm-shaped poems, lollipop-lady shaped poems
and even Cup Final shaped poems are part of this collection of shape
poetry. It includes poems from popular poets such as Roger McGough,
Colin West, Judith Nicholls, Spike Milligan and of course Wes Magee
himself.


Picture Books and Curriculum Series

Amanda and the Pot of Gold

This pack contains a book and audio tape. The farmyard is in
uproar. The ducks are in disarray and the donkeys are dazed. The
hen house is empty and every single hen has vanished without
trace. There is only one thing to do. Call in Bella and Gertie, the
world-famous private detectives.


John's Birthday Party (Longman Book Project)

Designed to fit the National Curriculum, this is part of the
"Longman Book Project". The project aims to enable teachers
throughout the primary school to teach: language; fiction; and
non-fiction. It also offers practical guidance and in-built record
keeping and assessment.


Children’s Discovery Centre, Trident Centre, Bickersteth Rd, London SW17 9SH
Telephone 020 8767 4551; Fax 020 8767 7628; email info@childrensdiscovery.org.uk
Charity No 1109714; Company No 5441518
Where Does Laughter Begin? (Longman Book Project)
Where Does Laughter Begin is for Year 3/P4 shared, guided and
independent reading. It contains poems that play with words and is
part of Longman Band 8 ages 7-8

Who Likes Pancakes?
Drink a glass of lemonade.                       Third glass of lemonade.
Gurgle,                                          Now you'd better stop.
gurgle,                                          One more glass of
glug.                                            lemonade
Second glass of lemonade.                        and
Gurgle,                                          you'll
gurgle,                                          go
glug.
                                      POP!
Another fun, accessible and educational book, this time for QEB
publishing.




Children’s Discovery Centre, Trident Centre, Bickersteth Rd, London SW17 9SH
Telephone 020 8767 4551; Fax 020 8767 7628; email info@childrensdiscovery.org.uk
Charity No 1109714; Company No 5441518

				
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