J.K.Rowling and “Once Upon a Poem”

Dec 19, 2004

Posted by: SueTLC


Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has contributed a small quote that is included in a new children’s poetry book. Once Upon a Poem: Favourite Poems That Tell Stories is a collection of poems with introductions from a variety of authors such as Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and Mary Pope Osborne. J.K. Rowling introduces a poem called “Jim Who Ran Away from his Nurse, and was Eaten by a Lion” by Hilaire Belloc. J.K. Rowling writes

“Belloc is one of my favourite poets for his wit, his understatement, and his profundity- but, perhaps most of all, for the lion called Ponto who ate Jim.”

To see a version of the book, and the poem and page containing J.K.R’s quote, click here, then underneath the section on the Once Upon a Poem book, where it says ” A Real Read Title” .

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