Talking Turkeys - A Puffin Book (Paperback)
  • Talking Turkeys - A Puffin Book (Paperback)

Talking Turkeys - A Puffin Book (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 01/10/2015
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A reissue of TALKING TURKEYS by street poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Talking Turkeys is an unconventional collection of straight-talking poems about heroes, revolutions, racism, love and animal rights, among other subjects, that will entice many new readers to poetry. It is his very first ground-breaking children's poetry collection - playful, clever and provocative - this is performance poetry on the page at its very best.

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and then spent some of his early years in Jamaica. He came to London when he was 22 and his first book of poetry for adults was published soon after. He appears regularly on radio and TV including a Desert Island Discs appearance, literary festivals, and has also taken part in plays and films. He is most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for both children and adults and gritty teenage fiction. His collections Talking Turkeys, Wicked World and Funky Chickens broke new ground in children's poetry. He is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University and has been listed in The Times' list of 50 greatest postwar writers. Benjamin now lives in Lincolnshire.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780141362960
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 78 g
Dimensions: 199 x 131 x 7 mm

Zephaniah is the reigning king of children's poetry... He has an unselfconscious relish for language and word-play that never strays into the patronising dee-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum territory of so much of children's poetry: his are poems that bounce up from the page and demand to be read, rapped, sung and hip-hopped aloud. * Independent on Sunday *
This is poetry with attitude. * The Times *
A delight to read aloud. * Brian Patten *

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“A wonderful blend of the humorous, the touching, and the empowering”

Talking Turkeys is a wonderful blend of the humorous, the touching, and the empowering. Zephaniah is truly unique in his ability to write poetry that can be enjoyed and appreciated by readers of any age. Some poems... More

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