There was an old lady who swallowed a fly

Before you begin reading a poem called There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, you know that this is going to be something that will bring a smile to your face. The idea of an old lady swallowing a fly should not be a funny one, but it is.

Tuesday, 25 October, 2011, 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

New leader appointed

The Direct Marketing Association in New York has named H Robert Wientzen, a long-time direct-marketing executive, to succeed retiring Jonah Gitlitz as president and chief executive.

2 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Jonah and a girl from Grantham

NEWS that Britain's security services have been accused of eavesdropping on private conversations between the Prince and Princess of Wales struck a curious echo here last week with the arrival in the Sunday Morning Post office of a tape cassette.

16 May 1993 - 12:00am

Wartime tale takes lesson from history

TOMORROW IS A STRANGER, by Geoffrey Trease (Piper, $39). Ages eight to 13: Quality fiction can be a useful introduction to history for children daunted by information books.

This piece, set in wartime Guernsey, follows the fortunes of a couple of friends thrown together during the occupation of the Channel Islands in 1940.

7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am