Rachel Rooney was born in London in 1962, the fifth of six children. She trained and worked as a teacher of Special Needs for many years before discovering her love of writing poetry.
She has had her poems published in numerous children’s anthologies and her first solo collection, The Language of Cat, was published by Frances Lincoln and subsequently won the CLPE Poetry Award. Her second collection, My Life as a Goldfish, was shortlisted for the same award. Rachel has had a picture book, Patch of Black, published by Macmillan and also writes texts for educational publishers.
She now teaches children’s poetry workshops and lives in Brighton.
A wonderful retelling of this favourite fairy tale, in verse by CLEP-award winner, Rachel Rooney. • Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer […]
Patch Of Black
What can you do with a patch of black, a moon and a silver star? From a magical wish-granting cloak to a hammock rocked by […]