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Who Left Grandad at the Chip Shop? and other poems Stewart Henderson

06 Apr 2001
96 pages: 130 x 198
Lion Children's Books
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Daydreams, surprises, hopes, fears, friendships. Word-play, narrative poems, limericks, surrealism and much more... This wonderful collection of all-new poems is the fruit of many years’ work in schools, at festivals, and in the broadcasting studio. Stewart Henderson is a TV and radio script-writer, a song writer and a performance poet. His poetry takes a very funny, sideways look at life, in a way that leaves plenty to think about. Stewart’s poetry has been published in several anthologies. All the poems in Who Left Grandad at the Chip Shop? are new. A great collection to entertain and for classroom use. ‘Good humoured thoughtful poems, with a mix of the silly and the serious.’ - Roger McGough in Carousel
Stewart Henderson is a poet, broadcaster and songwriter. The Sunday Times described his children’s poetry as “essential reading”. He presented Questions Questions for ten years for BBC Radio 4, and has originated and presented many social history documentaries for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, and BBC World Service. Stewart has also presented and contributed to some of the BBC Radio 4’s ‘crown jewels’ such as From Our Own Correspondent, Pick of the Week, Something Understood, Broadcasting House, Saturday Live, PM, iPM and Four Thought. His documentary, The Holy Fire, made on location in Israel, won the Jerusalem Radio Award for Best Feature. Stewart also received a Sony Radio Award nomination for his documentary, From Hairnets To Goalnets, about the first ever women’s football team formed during the First World War: The Dick, Kerr Ladies. As a songwriter, Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 praised the “lyrical intelligence” of Stewart’s lyrics.

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