Travel By Book

I’ve travelled the world in a boat on the sea,

accompanied pirates and lived fancy free,

I’ve seen all the things I have wanted to see –

I did it by reading a book.


I’ve won many battles, I’ve swum with the sharks,

I’ve found buried treasure alone in the dark,

I’ve lived in the elm trees of national parks –

I did it by reading a book.


I’ve worn my pyjamas while flying with birds,

I’ve travelled alone and I’ve followed the herd,

I’ve relished, devoured and revelled in words,

I did it by reading a book.


I’ve met many people, I’ve made many friends,

and though I felt sad when I came to the end

of the journey I’d made – I can make it again

with the words of a wonderful book.

Copyright: from Dear Ugly Sisters (Otter-Barry, 2020), © Laura Mucha 2020, used by permission of the author / sound design by Bridey Addison-Child

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