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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars by Gervase Phinn

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 4 December 2008.

A delightful anthology with stories taken from Phinn's books about his teaching in the Dales but also some of his poems from his popular poetry books for kids. We all know kids can say the funniest things and here Gervase Phinn captures some classics to bring a smile to the most hardened of faces!

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars by Gervase Phinn

Following on from the terrific success of A Wayne in a Manger, Gervase Phinn has collected together from his bestselling Dales books his favourite stories about children, and included some poems from his popular Puffin poetry books. In this humorously illustrated book, the stories have one thing in common – the wonderfully funny (and usually innocent) things that children say. Whether they are stories about children who cannot read very well but know the names of many breeds of sheep or children who are more privileged (coming to school in a Wolls-Woyce), they are simply delightful. This heart-warming book will not only enchant you, it will make you look at life through a child’s eyes – and that’s quite a special thing.

About the Author

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years until, in 1984, he became General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham. Four years later he was appointed Senior General Inspector for English and Drama with North Yorkshire County Council and was subsequently made Principal Adviser for the county. He is now a freelance lecturer and adviser, and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Teesside.

He has lectured widely in this country and has published many articles on the use of English in education. He has published collections of his own plays and stories and has contributed to several anthologies; his own anthology of poems, Classroom Creatures, has also been published.

Gervase Phinn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is widely sought after as a speaker and recently was an immediate star on Esther Rantzen's television show, Esther, appearing a second time due to public demand. He is married with four children and lives in a village just outside Doncaster.

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7th November 2008


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