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Dear Ugly Sisters
Dear Ugly Sisters

Dear Ugly Sisters

And Other Poems

By Laura Mucha, Illustrated by Tanya Rex



96 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781913074791

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Apr 2021)

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Original, dazzling, and unconventional, this brilliant first solo collection has a surprise on every page. Go on a night flight, have a monster's lunch, immerse yourself in birdsong. Shout out an Apatosaurus rap before checking out Alexander Fleming's petri dish. Find fairy tales with a twist, poems to make you laugh—and reflective poems to think about. Full of variety, wit, and warmth, this is a spectacular debut from a poet to watch!


"What a brilliant debut collection of poetry." —Jo Bowers, Associate Dean, Cardiff Metropolitan University

"A delight...lively, original and covering an eclectic range of subjects." —The Independent

"I enjoyed the variety of subjects and perceptive interpretations, the humour and the originality...a must for every school library and classroom collection." —School Librarian

"An effervescent debut collection." —ACHUKA

"I predict this book will give laughter, thoughts, questions, comfort - and sow the seeds of love for poetry in any young person...A must for every library, home and school. BIG recommendation." —Poetry Round About 

"An outstanding new voice in children's poetry with her debut collection of varied, effervescent and thought-provoking poems." —Books Go Walk About

"A stunningly original collection of accessible poems from the witty and wry to more thought-provoking and wise." —Book Trust

"This is a really lovely addition to a class poetry collection." —Reading Zone

Author Biography

Laura Mucha is an award-winning poet, author, and speaker. She has won two international poetry prizes (the Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2016 and the inaugural YorkMix Poems for Children 2019), and her effervescent and thought-provoking poems have been published around the world. She also writes for adults, and her debut book Love Factually/We Need to Talk About Love was published in 2019. Tania Rex graduated in Graphic Design from Vilnius Academy of art and began her career designing book covers and children's magazines. She is a full-time illustrator.