The Rainmaker Danced

The Rainmaker Danced

by John Agard , illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura Hodder £6.99 9781444932607

Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2018

Photo: Michael Thorn

John Agard’s poems display an intense integrity, never talking down to children, encouraging them to question, while being playful in tone, witty or satirical. They focus on social observations, play with ideas from mythology and traditional tales, consider new developments in technology and reflect on nature and humanity and their interaction. The bold black and white illustrations complement and counterpoint the ideas in the poems.

Teaching Sequences
Videos

John Agard - Among The Hairyboos And Smoothyboos

John Agard - Among The Hairyboos And Smoothyboos

'On The Run From Colours' by John Agard

John Agard - On The Run From Colours

'Thorns' by John Agard

John Agard - Thorns

'Praying Mantis' by John Agard

John Agard - Praying Mantis

'Taking Sides' by John Agard

John Agard - Taking Sides

'The Dew-Stealers' by John Agard

John Agard - The Dew-Stealers

'Line' by John Agard

John Agard - Line

'Progress' by John Agard

John Agard - Progress

'When Questions Are Bliss' by John Agard

John Agard - When Questions Are Bliss

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Winmarleigh Church of England Primary - Shadowing Winners