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Such a beautiful collection of poetry that both baffles and breakers the heart. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published x��W�n�H��+ And, in a core series of pieces, the central cala. endobj This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Refresh and try again. !�m� |���g�~D��B�lV݋١��A�Lٓ�ř�ܪ]a��sƝ ��\J"d/6/�q�p�q����d�����>�˒4V9l�U�Ds��V�I(z�y4�W� In 72 prose-poems Michael Rosen tells the story of a life: his left-wing Jewish upbringing, with baffling childhood trips to Trafalgar Square, eastern Europe and hospital, followed by trainee days at the BBC under the watchful eyes of MI5, breakdown of a marriage, development of a new relationship and the joy of a new baby. Website designed by Artifice Design. The first approached the elephant, And, happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss. Carrying The Elephant book. In a series of artful, deceptively simple poems, Rosen covers a vast terrain, collating vivid and fragmentary memories from his left-wing Jewish upbringing, his teenage holiday at a socialist summer camp in France, his London childhood and the death of his eighteen-year-old son from meningitis. Often writing in a humorous and honest vein, Rosen has also addressed bereavement, particularly in Sad Book (2004), winner of the Exceptional Award for the Best Children’s Illustrated Books of 2004 (4 to 11 range), and in the prose poem collection Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss (2002) about his son’s death from meningitis. endstream November 7th 2002 Michael Rosen, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I’M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. 6 0 obj At the heart of the collection is the sudden and shocking death of Rosen's 18-year-old son from meningitis and Rosen's subsequent exploration of the … but the elephant Is very like a wall!" To me 't is very clear, This wonder of an elephant Is very like a spear!" Privacy Policy/Terms & Conditions. And, in a core series of pieces, the central calamity of his life: the sudden death from meningitis of his 18 year-old son. Michael Rosen lives in London. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Michael Rosen’s Selected Poems is a wonderfully moving sequence of prose poems extracted from his acclaimed autobiographical triptych, Carrying the Elephant, This is Not My Nose and In the Colonie. "Rather you than me", said one of the neighbours on hearing the news - a remark that Rosen records, as he does much else to do with death, with surprised, painful honesty. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He takes in, along the way, marriage, divorce, births and the undiagnosed illness (an underactive thyroid) from which Rosen suffered for ten years. The book was written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Carrying the Elephant is made up of 72 untitled, and mostly very short, prose poems, picking out vivid scenes from Michael Rosen's life so far, and then on to the next, which could be minutes or years later.

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