The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Magic Ball

Listen to Eleanor's poem ... read by JH
I was looking in the lost and found,
when I saw a ball that was red and round.
“That’s a magic ball,” my teacher said to me.
“Play with it, and then you’ll see!”

I dropped the ball onto the floor,
I kicked it slightly, then once more.
But I was in for a big surprise,
when the ball disappeared before my eyes!

My teacher laughed and shook her head.
“See, it’s magic, like I said!”
She pointed at the lost and found.
There was the ball that was red and round.

About the Writer

Eleanor Cullen

Eleanor is an MA student with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. She lives in New Brighton and is also a children’s author, since her debut picture book ‘A Match for a Mermaid’ was published in June 2021 after it won an international writing competition. It is illustrated by David Roberts and was published by Pop Up Projects CIC as part of their 10 Stories to Make a Difference Collection.