This week's selection for Poetry Friday is a delightful book that I recently read, a collection of poems about the English countryside with a story by Michael Morpurgo to link the poems. Where My Wellies Take Me is a collaboration by the wife and husband team of Clare and Michael Morpurgo. They speak fondly of their childhood as a time when they had "...walked on the wild side, gone where our wellies had taken us, and loved it." Their charity, Farms for City Children, established more than thirty years ago, allows urban children to spend a week on a farm. All royalties from the sale of the book, published in 2012, are donated to this charity.
|The fence folds out to reveal dragons on top of the logs!
This book would appeal to students who like writing about a favorite place, who enjoy sketching, and who might want to experiment with the format of blending a writer's notebook and sketches with selected poems. Students could choose to include published poetry or to write original poems. Summer is a perfect time to experiment with this format. Check out this unique book to get inspired!
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Thanks for hosting, Donna!