The Shrew that Flew

Julia Copus
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ISBN 9780571325306 Format Paperback
Published 07/04/2016 Length 32 pages

About Book

One Saturday, in the middle of June,
one bright and windy afternoon,

all the creatures by Piggyback Wood
were getting ready - as fast as they could.

There was only a short time left to prepare
for the birthday party at Badger's lair.

Badger's having a birthday party and Harry and Lil are getting ready, but just as Lil is getting her favourite hat off the washing line to wear, it blows away. Harry says it's gone for good, but Lil says you should never say never "if birds can fly, shrews can, too". An umbrella doesn't work, nor does a fan... and then Deer comes along with a big green balloon!

  • About Julia Copus

    Julia Copus was born in London, near to the Young Vic theatre, and now lives in Somerset. Her two previous collections, The Shuttered Eye and In Defence of Adultery, were both Poetry Book Society Recommendations. She has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2010). She also writes for radio; her first play, Eenie Meenie Macka Racka, was awarded the BBC's Alfred Bradley prize. She is a Lector for the Royal Literary Fund, and in 2008 was made an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter.

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