In 100 Ways to Fly you will find a poem for every mood – poems to make you laugh, feel silly or twist your tongue, make you courageous enough for a new adventure and to help you soar.

Michelle Taylor is passionate about poetry’s capacity to unexpectedly lift you up, take you away somewhere wonderful and bring you safely home again after you’ve experienced a whole new view of the world, and she’s penned two previous poetry collections for younger readers as well as a YA novel.

“It’s amazing to think that a poem can change the moment, or your day, and occasionally, even your life,” says Taylor. “Poetry is such a versatile and expressive form of communication for children (and adults) to play with, to see themselves in and to learn how to master. I hope this collection shows readers that there really are many different ways to ‘fly’, to experience the world, and to capture the magic in the mundane.” The collection is divided into seven easy-to-read themes and uses a variety of poetry styles suitable for primary school children.

Michelle Taylor grew up in Darwin and Brisbane. She has lived in Suffolk, Glasgow, London and the island of Madeira in Portugal. She has been writing and publishing for over twenty years. Michelle has a degree in occupational therapy with many years experience helping people navigate their mental and emotional health. She also has a Master of Arts in which she researched how the role of monsters in stories can empower children and manage fears. Michelle particularly enjoys taking poetry to young audiences.

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