• Rooney, Rachel

    Rachel Rooney is a former teacher who now specialises in writing for children. Her first book A Patch of Black (Macmillan, 2012) is a lyrical story, written to help children overcome their fear of the dark. The Language of Cat (Frances Lincoln, 2011) was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her work has been widely anthologised and she spends a lot of time reading her poems at Festivals and running workshops in schools.

"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..."Erica Wagner
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