Writer & Poet


Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson


Published: 9/17/2020

Can you hear the distant dragon's rumble of thunder? And smell the sweet swampy aroma of the ogre? Can you taste the tangy tarantula tarts? And see the girl who's really a wizard? From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson's brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems.

On this tattered magic carpet

You can choose your destination

For nothing's quite as magical

As your imagination

Beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of classic, established and rising poets. Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end!

Poets include: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and Rebecca M. Newman.

Praise for Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems Chosen by Paul Cookson

“An enchanting cauldron full of classic and well established poets and rising stars of the poetry world, there really is something for everyone in Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble.” – North Somerset Teacher's Book Award Review

“Loads of fun, this is a light-hearted and crackling collection of poems which touches on magic of all kinds. [...] The poems are bursting with energy and humour which makes them fun to read and also an easy introduction to writing verse to anyone who wants to give it a try.” – Julia Eccleshare M.B.E, LoveReading4Kids

“The poems are fun, quirky, humorous, some I already know which was so nice to see and bought back childhood memories.

Most of the poems had pictures which were beautifully illustrated and helped bring the poems to life. [...] I can't recommend reading this gorgeous book enough.

” – Dash Fan Book Reviews

“This was such a fun, entertaining collection of poetry that will certainly get you into the mood for all things eerie and hair-raising. You can tell that each poem was carefully chosen to be in the collection by the editor, Paul Cookson and everyone was perfect for it.” – Amy's Bookish Life

“An enchanting collection of poems from classic, established and rising poets, delivering spooky recipes, ghosts, adventures or quiet nights. Complete with mesmerising, bewitching illustration, an anthology, a collection to love.” – Armadillo

“The array of poets used is simply brilliant! [...] Needless to say, as a teacher you NEED to share poetry as much as you can. It is short and quick to read and kids love – winner all round.” – Great British Bookworm

“Full of the Fun factor: Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or spell gone wrong, this collection of poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end!” – Girl Talk Magazine

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