Overheard in a Tower Block

Overheard in a Tower Block

by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner. Otter-Barry Books £6.99 9781910959589.  Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2018

Photo: Michael Thorn

 

This second solo collection from Joseph Coelho, Overheard in a Tower Block, explores further some of the themes from Werewolf Club Rules (which won the CLiPPA in 2015).  More suited to an older reader than that first collection, this is an extraordinarily powerful and moving book.  Each poem offers us glimpses into the life of the main character as he grows, over the course of the collection, from young boy through adolescence to adulthood.  The ingenious threading of fantasy, story, myth and magic throughout the poems only illuminates further the challenges and hardships of this young man’s life, but ultimately concludes in moments of optimism, joy and possibility. 

 

Videos

Learn The Basics of Electronics with The Electronic Project Lab for Kids! - Poem by Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho - Learn the Basics of Electronics

The Duelling Duo by Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho - The Duelling Duo

Eastbourne by Joseph Coelho from Overheard In A Tower Block

Joseph Coelho - Eastbourne

There are things that lurk in the library - poem by Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho - There are Things that lurk in the Library

Children's Poetry - I Had It Made! by Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho - Man...I Had It Made

Shakespeare's Telling Tales: Joseph Coelho's Sonnet Workshop

Joseph Coelho - The Mermaid Queen (Shakespeare's Globe)

NetleyPrimary - Year 6 - Overheard in a Tower Block

Netley Primary - Shadowing Winner