This ebook accompanies Hopscotch in the Sky, a poetry book published by us with the brilliant people at Poetry Ireland. This free ebook introduces children to the poetic forms used in the book and chock-full of ideas to encourage readers to try their hand at writing their own poems. It will be especially helpful also to teachers who would like to include writing poetry as a classroom activity with their pupils.
To get the book, add it to your basket above and check out as with a regular book, except that it’s absolutely free! Once you’ve checked out you’ll see a link to download the PDF, and it will also be emailed to you along with your receipt. (Note: please make sure you select the ‘Free Shipping’ option at checkout, even if you are not in Ireland. Since this is a digital product, no postage fee is required.)
Alternatively, click on ‘Book Guides’ at the top of this page and scroll down to Hopscotch in the Sky Poetry Kit and download immediately from there.
Once you’ve downloaded the book, feel free to share with other parents, teachers and children, and we wish you the very best of luck with writing your own poetry!
Lucinda Jacob is a poet, illustrator and author of fiction for young people. She has written and illustrated a number of picture books and storybooks for new readers, scripts for the national broadcaster RTÉ and poetry for older children, published in numerous collections.