07 Jun 2018 Lion Children's author, Coral Rumble, wins Caterpillar Poetry Prize!

Coral Rumble, award-winning poet and author of My Teacher’s as Wild as a Bison, has won the prestigious Caterpillar Poetry Prize for her wonderful poem 'Mustafa’s Jumper'. Lion Hudson would like to congratulate her on winning such an illustrious award!

"The Caterpillar is such a unique and inspired magazine. Winning The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is all shades of wonderful! So honoured, and a little dazed." - Coral Rumble

You can read the winning poem in this article in the Irish Times.

Coral has worked as a poet and performer for many years, and now specializes in writing and performing for children. She has, according to Michael Rosen, ‘a dash and delight about her work,’ and has published three collections of poetry for children – My Teacher’s as Wild as a Bison, Creatures, Teachers and Family Features, and Breaking The Rules. Both of her later collections were featured in the ‘Best Books’ supplement of Junior Education Magazine, and were selected as ‘choices’ by The Children’s Poetry Bookshelf.

She has contributed to around 150 anthologies for children and many poems to the Cbeebies TV programmes Poetry Pie and The Rhyme Rocket. She is the writer of the Pinkasaurus stories that have been broadcast on Cbeebies Radio.

Coral works regularly on education projects, at home and abroad, with the likes of the Poetry Society and the British Council. She enjoys helping children of all ages and abilities to write poems they can be proud of, and she has given workshops in some unusual places, the grandest of which was Buckingham Palace.

She is Poetry Editor for the Writers’ Advice Centre in London and works on the Able Writers scheme. More recently, Coral has teamed up with her illustrator daughter, Charlotte Cooke, to produce a picture book called The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, which was longlisted for the Oscar’s First Book Prize.

Interested in reading My Teacher's as Wild as a Bison? Buy your copy here.

Want to learn more about Coral? Follow her on Twitter @RumbleCoral or check out her wonderful website here.