On the Move: Poems About Migration

By Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.

"What you leave behind / Won't leave your mind. / But home is where you find it. / Home is where you find it." Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael’s poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his “missing” relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make: “You can only do something now.”

Categories: Poetry Anthology

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529504361
  • Published: 03 Nov 2022
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 144

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'Enhanced by timeless pen and ink drawings from fellow former Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake, this is a deeply moving, enduring poetry collection. In an insightful introduction, Rosen describes migration as an intrinsic part of human history, which has led to the development of richly diverse societies around the world.' BookTrust

'Blake’s haunting drawings complement Rosen’s compelling words beautifully in this very accessible volume.' The Independent

'Best: Powerful anthology. The prolific Michael Rosen joined forces with fellow former children’s laureate Sir Quentin Blake to produce this powerful book of poems about migration. […] Blake’s haunting drawings complement Rosen’s compelling words beautifully in this very accessible volume. ' The Independent

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