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Journey to the Centre of My Brain by James Carter

Journey to the Centre of My Brain

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James Carter's third collection for children is a real treat packed with gorgeous thoughts, dreams and moments. Sneak a peek into his brain in this brilliant collection of poems.


Journey to the Centre of My Brain by James Carter

Join the party as he takes us on a trip to space, introduces us tigers, mammoths, clouds and bugs - and that's just the start of the journey ...


'James Carter is so good at making words sing and play, tell stories, transform themselves into wolves, the moon, guitars - in short, he makes words perform!'

About the Author

James Carter

James Carter is an award-winning children's poet. He travels all over the cosmos (well, Britain), with his guitar (that's Keith) to give lively poetry performances and workshops. James once had hair, extremely long hair (honestly), and he played in a really nasty ultra-loud heavy rock band. And, as a lifelong space cadet, James has discovered that poems are the best place to gather all his daydreamy thoughts. What's more, he believes that daydreaming for ten minutes every day should be compulsory in all schools. His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker Books) and Time-Travelling Underpants and Greetings, Earthlings! (Macmillan). James was the major contributor to the recent Cbeebies TV series Poetry Pie. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

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Publication date

5th January 2012


James Carter

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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan


96 pages


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Poetry (Children's / Teenage)



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