Who is Michael Rosen

Michael Wayne Rosen (born 7 May 1946) is an English children's novelist, poet, and the author of 140 books. He served as Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He has been a TV presenter and a political columnist.

Early life Rosen was born into a Jewish family in Harrow, Middlesex, with roots in what is now Poland, Russia, and Romania and connections to the Arbeter Ring and the Bund.

His father Harold (1919–2008) was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, but grew up in the East End of London from the age of two, when his mother left Harold's father and returned to Britain. He attended Davenant Foundation School and then Regent Street Polytechnic. Harold was a secondary school teacher before becoming a professor of English at the In...
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Michael Rosen Poems

  • Down Behind The Dustbin
    Down behind the dustbin
    I met a dog called Ted.
    'Leave me alone,' he says,
    'I'm just going to bed.'...
  • Chocolate Cake
    I love chocolate cake.
    And when I was a boy
    I loved it even more.
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