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Because a Fire Was in My Head

(2001)
101 Poems to Remember
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
This is an anthology that aims to do two things: to set fire to the imagination and to bring together a collection of memorable poems. What we will discover is that the two are inextricably linked. We only have to "remember, remember the 5th of November" to see a dark night filled with fireworks and bonfires. And in their many different ways - through their sounds, rhythms, stories, surprises and jokes - these poems should set the fireworks crackling in our own heads.

Michael Morpurgo has brought together poems by writers as diverse as Spike Milligan and Louis MacNeice, Stevie Smith and John Lennon, Jo Shapcott and Lewis Carroll. Once read, they will not be forgotten and should form the foundation to a fund of writing and a habit of remembering that throughout life should enrich everyday experience of the world.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Because a Fire Was in My Head: 101 Poems to Remember
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-571-20583-6 / 978-0-571-20583-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Because a Fire Was in My Head (Faber Children's Classics)
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-571-30311-0 / 978-0-571-30311-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Because a Fire Was in My Head: 101 Poems to Remember
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 0-571-21606-4 / 978-0-571-21606-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Because a Fire Was in My Head: 101 Poems to Remember
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA