Background The Nincumpuze

THE NINCUMPUZE

By Josie Whitehead

Magical/Mystical 1 Magical/Mystical 2 Copyright

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Have you met the Nincumpuze?

They wear strange hats and pointed shoes.

    They live in caves on mountains high,

    And watch the eagles flying by.

 

Their dwarf-like faces may seem weird,

With crinkly skin and long white beards,

     But Nincumpuze say we’re strange too.

     Compared to them, it’s surely true.

 

From high up on their mountain peak

Their lives are hard, their weather bleak.

    They mainly live in ice and snow.

    So what food do you think they grow?

 

Well, deep beneath the snow you’ll find

Some things not known by humankind:

     Delicious fruit and scrumptious cakes;

     Tasty things for sweet milk shakes.

 

What work do these small dwarfs do?

Oh, if only I could say I knew.

     But they’ll not talk to you or me,

     For Nincumpuze are shy you see.

 

 

Follow-up

 

Write down all the rhyming words in this poem  that sound alike but are spelt completely differently.  Our English language is so difficult isn't it?

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