There's an Alien in the Classroom - and Other Poems

Illustrator: Tony Ross

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Age 9+

Educational: English Literature

With entertaining examples of just about every type of poem known to man, and wonderful illustrations, Gervase Phinn's new collection of poems for children makes poetry fun and thought-provoking. Cautionary verses, limericks, rhymes, conversation poems and free verse jump off the page in this hilarious book. Great fun to read aloud or keep children entertained quietly for hours. A fantastic collection from Yorkshire's best-loved poet and storyteller.


Gervase Phinn leads a very full and active life: a bestselling author and poet, teacher, freelance lecturer, educational consultant, school inspector, visiting professor of education and, last but by no means least, father of four. The majority of his time is spent in schools with teachers and children. He is best known for his autobiographical accounts of his time as a school inspector in the Yorkshire Dales, which have been likened to James Herriot's books.


A light-hearted collection of poetry, plus a handy description of all the different types of poems. It’ll strike a chord with many children.

The Bookbag

A deliciously hands-on poetry collection . . . full of wit and wisdom and a palpable sense of wonder that is deeply infectious.

The School Librarian

Filled with fantastic illustrations which accompany a large selection of charming poems.

5 to 7 Educator

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