The Emma Press


Falling Out of the Sky: Poems about Myths and Monsters


Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright

An Emma Press Children’s Anthology
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 7+; for children aged 9+ to read on their own


Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright

Rachel Piercey is a poet and editor for adults and children. She regularly performs her poems and runs writing workshops at schools and festivals across the country. Emma Wright runs The Emma Press.


Who helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur? How did Antaboga the serpent create the world? Why was Arachne turned into a spider? And what did Loki do to bring about the end of the world? Find out in Falling Out of the Sky, a treasury of poems about myths and legends by twenty modern poets. Featuring mischievous gods, ferocious villains, witches, wizards and monsters – who might not all be as monstrous as the stories say…

With notes and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Emma Wright.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-18-9
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Page count: 128

Additional information

Dimensions 12.3 × 18.4 cm

Paperback, eBook

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