Anne Fine, the 2001-3 Children's Laureate, has collected poetry she feels it would be a shame for any child to miss. A SHAME TO MISS . . .1 is aimed at junior readers and is a diverse mixture of classic, well-loved poetry like Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' or Tennyson's 'Break, Break, Break' alongside poems from more modern poets like Kit Wright, Brian Patten and Diana Hendry. Other poets featured include Hillaire Belloc, Walter de la Mare, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Kipling and many others: more than 70 poems in total.
There are 160 pages in this book. This book was published 2012 by Random House Children's Publishers UK .
Anne Fine is a bestselling author, former Children's Laureate and prize-winner with great profile across the trade, libraries and educational markets.