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08 October 2020

Blog Tour: Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble *AD - Gifted

I was sent a free finished copy of Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems chosen by Paul Cookson, Illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon ahead of the blog tour.

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble cover

Can you hear the distant dragon's rumble of thunder? And smell the sweet swampy aroma of the ogre? Can you taste the tangy tarantula tarts? And see the girl who's really a wizard? From magic carpets and wands to unicorns, potions, creams and lotions, Paul Cookson's brewing a spell of fantastically magic poems.

On this tattered magic carpet
You can choose your destination
For nothing's quite as magical
As your imagination

Beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon, this enchanting anthology brings together work from a range of classic, established and rising poets. Whether you're in the mood for a haunting or a spell gone wrong, this collection of mesmerising poems will have you bewitched from beginning to end!

Poets include: William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Matt Goodfellow, Joshua Seigal and A.F. Harrold.

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Source: Review Copy

5 Word Review: Magic, mystery, witches, wonder, poetry.

I am a massive fan of poetry, especially curated collections like this that bring together so many different styles and voices. I liked the mix of old and modern, and how there were modern spins on classics like Song of the Witches from Macbeth. It felt very balanced.

This is a great wee book for youngsters trying out poetry for the first time. My nephew enjoyed coming up with tunes and trying to sing some of them like songs. And anything that makes reading fun is a fantastic thing.

This is an easy collection to pick up and flick through. There are poems to make you laugh and poems to make you think.

This is a gorgeous little book, and it feels very special. The illustrations are beautiful and creative takes on the poems they sit by, and it feels very cohesive. 



  1. Ooh I haven't read much poetry, but this sounds like a gorgeous collection. I also really love how approachable it sounds as well to someone who may otherwise be daunted by a collection! Great review!

  2. Oh that sounds like such a great book! Thanks so much for sharing it. I haven't read much poetry before, but maybe I should check it out.

  3. I LOVE poetry and everything to do with magic(k), Witches and more. I definitely need this! Great review. :D

  4. This looks like such a beautiful book, and so perfect for Autumn as well!

    🌿 Marissa Belle × 🌿

  5. This is a gorgeous looking book. I don't always enjoy poetry but I might give this a go

  6. I don't really read much poetry but this sounds like a lovely collection.


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