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Our Tower - Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho; Children' Laureate grew up in a tower block in Roehampton, before going on to become one of the UK's most gifted poets and storytellers.

Tower Blocks UK have partnered with Joseph Coelho and his publishers at The Quarto Group to share copies of his new book 'Our Tower' with children living in high rise blocks in London. The book was illustrated by Richard Johnson.

This magical story follows three children living in a tower block, as they embark on a fantastical adventure which helps them see their home in a new light.

A deeply personal story written by the award winning poet Joseph Coelho, drawn from his own experience growing up in a tower block and looking for adventure. This story is a celebration of, and a reclaiming of tower blocks as a place where magic and adventure can happen.

It's a modern-day fable that shows the children of a tower block travelling to a strange, magical world inside a tree and meeting an old man with supernatural powers, only to realise that the magic they'd been looking for had been in their tower all along.

Beautiful illustrations complement the poetic narrative, creating an enchanting story which children and adults alike will fall in love with.

This powerful story is about how society separates 'urban' spaces from the countryside, but the reality is that nature is everywhere, and everyone should have access to it.

Find out more about Joseph Coelho here and order a copy of the book here.

Click on the PDF link below to print off some children's colouring and activity sheets

Our Tower Activity Sheets
Download PDF • 5.84MB


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