Dear Ugly Sisters
And Other Poems
By Laura Mucha
Illustrated by Tania Rex
A debut collection that fizzes with originality and wit.
Original, dazzling and unconventional, here is a first solo collection from an outstanding new voice in children’s poetry. Rich in surprises, with many shape- and puzzle-poems, its themes include science, nature and space. Go on a night flight, have a monster’s lunch, immerse yourself in birdsong. Shout out an Apatosaurus rap before checking out Alexander Fleming’s petri dish. Warm humour and deeper notes of insight and empathy mingle in a wide range of poetic styles and forms, making a spectacular debut from a poet to watch.
Aug 5, 2020
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"An outstanding new voice in children's poetry with her debut collection of varied, effervescent and thought-provoking poems."
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Laura Mucha is an award-winning poet, author and speaker. She has won two international poetry prizes (the Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2016 and the inaugural YorkMix Poems for Children 2019), and her effervescent and thought-provoking poems have been published around the world. She also writes for adults, and her debut book Love Factually/We Need to Talk About Love was published in 2019. Dear Ugly Sisters is her first book for children. Laura lives with her husband and son in London.