Wonderland : Alice in Poetry
Published by Macmillan, edited by Michaela Morgan
A collection of all Lewis Carroll’s best loved poems with poems by contemporary poets in response. Poets include Michaela of course and John Agard, Joseph Coelho, Jan Dean, Roger McGough, Rachel Rooney, Jane Yolen and many many more…
Five Schools in One Day!
To celebrate 21 years of championing reading for pleasure and providing schools with quality learning resources and books Northamptonshire Schools Library Services invited 5 schools in to meet Michaela. Sponsored by Peters Library Services it was a day of cake and balloons, poetry and prose – and fun. Older children learnt about Northampton based footballer and World War One hero Walter Tull and younger ones made up performance and action poems. After this taster, many of the schools have since contacted Michaela so that she can spend a day with their whole school.
Now available in Complex Chinese
A parent’s Christmas present to Stathern Primary School in rural Leicestershire brought Michaela to work with the children for a day. Michaela had her day’s activities with the children paid for by the parental gift topped up with proceeds from the School’s Christmas Fair. Stathern Head Teacher Troy Jenkinson explained: “The parent was happy for the school to decide how the money was spent, and all the staff here wanted something that everyone in the school could access. Mrs Jackson, our Literacy Co-Ordinator, gave us a shortlist of 4 names and the staff decided on Michaela. It has been very democratic.”
Michaela worked with children of all ages at the school from KS1 to KS2 using her songs, poetry, fiction and non-fiction books. The day ended with a book signing featuring some of the 140 titles Michaela has written for children of all ages.“It’s very important that children develop a love of books and reading, and meet someone who is as influential as Michaela. Her profile as a writer was perfect for our children,” added Troy.