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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 96 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 06/06/2019 ISBN: 9781910959657


Roger Stevens, illus by Ed Boxall

Otter-Barry Books

An anthology of poems about the moon, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969.

New poems about the moon from well-known and up-and-coming poets, including many of the National Poetry Day Ambassadors, are combined with classic poems with a moon theme.

This is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated anthology that will spark children's imaginations and celebrate our solar system in the 50th anniversary year of the moon landing in July 1969.

Poets include Roger Stevens, Brian Moses, Valerie Bloom, Mandy Coe, Grace Nichols, Liz Brownlee, James Carter, Jay Hulme, Tony Mitton, Sue Hardy-Dawson and Rachel Rooney, as well as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emily Brontë.

Selling points

  • Published for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on 19 July 1969.
  • Roger Stevens is well known for editing many successful anthologies for children.
  • Includes twenty poets who are very active in promoting their work in schools and festivals.
  • Wide-ranging poems with a mix of well-loved poems and exciting new verse.
  • Beautiful, atmospheric illustrations make this a perfect gift anthology.
  • Can be used in schools for cross curricular work on space/science projects as well as a great read-aloud book.


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