Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet, whose gently mesmerising, often humorous poetry is irresistible to both children and adults alike. He is an extremely versatile author, writing story poems and shorter verse with skill and wit. Tony does lots of author events, school visits and poetry readings and always leaves his audience entranced.
Tony's books include THE STORYTELLER'S SECRETS, RIDDLEDY PIGGLEDY and ONCE UPON A TIDE.
I have just read your lovely The Storyteller's Secrets and enjoyed your varied poems which seem to match the sources and content of your stories. I feel sure children would love to perform them as dramatic readings. I also enjoyed the fact that the legends you retell are not the best known, yet are important to the people who are best known for telling them. I wonder if you would consider, in the future, to give the sources of traditional tales, as children today are not likely to be familiar with these stories and might benefit from knowing where they were most commonly told.
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