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Michael Foreman - Author

About the Author

Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal two times and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

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A Child's Garden

A Child's Garden

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2021

Master storyteller Michael Foreman has created a timely and moving story of a child creating a garden of hope in the midst of poverty and war. Master storyteller Michael Foreman has created a timely and moving story of a child creating a garden of hope in the midst of poverty and war. A boy's world is ruin and rubble, with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child. Can a tiny, green plant shoot give him hope in a bleak landscape?

I Didn't Do It!

I Didn't Do It!

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

Quick, quick! The Big Cycle Race is coming to town, and Milo does not want to miss it. On his way to the finish line, Milo unwittingly causes havoc that follows him all along the route... but when someone tries to steal the trophy, who will save the day?

Noa and the Little Elephant

Noa and the Little Elephant

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

A heart-warming and achingly relevant story about elephant conservation, from picture book legend, Michael Foreman. Noa loves to watch the elephants play in the water near his small village in East Africa. One day tragedy strikes and the baby is left all alone, his mother killed by poachers. When Noa and his village adopt the lonely orphan, a beautiful friendship is born. Until one stormy night when Noa may need his friend to save him too... In Association with Tusk, the African wildlife conservation charity, HarperCollins Children's Books is proud to draw attention to the plight of the elephants through award-winning and bestselling Michael Foreman's exquisite illustrations and gripping tale of survival and friendship. Perfect for children of all ages to share with their families and learn about the the environment and the importance of preserving remarkable world we live in.

Noa and the Little Elephant

Noa and the Little Elephant

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

A heart-warming and achingly relevant story about elephant conservation, from picture book legend, Michael Foreman. Noa loves to watch the elephants play in the water near his small village in East Africa. One day tragedy strikes and the baby is left all alone, his mother killed by poachers. When Noa and his village adopt the lonely orphan, a beautiful friendship is born. Until one stormy night when Noa may need his friend to save him too... In Association with Tusk, the African wildlife conservation charity, HarperCollins Children's Books is proud to draw attention to the plight of the elephants through award-winning and bestselling Michael Foreman's exquisite illustrations and gripping tale of survival and friendship. Perfect for children of all ages to share with their families and learn about the the environment and the importance of preserving remarkable world we live in.

War Boy

War Boy

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

A special new edition of Michael Foreman's award-winning memoirs about his wartime childhood. 'I woke up when the bomb came through the roof. It came through at an angle, overflew my bed by inches, bounced up over my mother's bed, hit the mirror, dropped into the grate and exploded up the chimney.' The Second World War is an exciting time for a young boy growing up in a small town in Suffolk - sometimes far too exciting! Life during wartime is vividly brought to life in this personal story filled with childhood memories - from hiding in air-raid shelters to playing in the bombed-out ruins and the arrival of American soldiers. War Boy is a modern classic that combines a touching personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations. Also available in paperback: War Boy (9781843650874), War Game (9781843650898), After the War Was Over (9781843650881), Farm Boy (9781843650904) and Billy the Kid (9781844583669).

I Didn't Do It!

I Didn't Do It!

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Quick, quick! The Big Cycle Race is coming to town, and Milo does not want to miss it. On his way to the finish line, Milo unwittingly causes havoc that follows him all along the route... but when someone tries to steal the trophy, who will save the day?

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.

The The Mermaid's Christmas Adventure

The The Mermaid's Christmas Adventure

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2018

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend... and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers. 'A wonderful story of courage, bravery, loyalty and friendship.' Early Years Educator '...a moving insight into the horrors of the war as seen through the story of the exceptional contribution of a stray dog.' LoveReading4Kids '...its lessons are important for each new generation' Evening Echo

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Fortunately, Unfortunately

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

When Granny leaves her umbrella behind, Mum asks Milo to take it to her. Along the way, Milo encounters pirates, dinosaurs and aliens as he is swept into a rather unexpected and truly amazing adventure... A Sunday Times Best Children's Books of the Year. 'Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.' Quentin Blake

Jamal's Journey

Jamal's Journey

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Jamal is a little camel so he must walk, walk, walk through the desert. One day he becomes separated from his friend, the boy, but a wise falcon helps to reunite them. They go on to explore the city and its exciting sights and sounds. A modern tale of friendship and adventure from the twice Greenaway Award-winning author/illustrator, Michael Foreman.

Wonder Goal!

Wonder Goal!

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2018

Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold? 'A perfectly paced story about passion, dedication and what they might bring, accompanied by Foreman's tender drawings... You might say he has the hand of God... Vital reading for aspiring Harry Kanes everywhere.' THE TIMES (Book of the Week) 'Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets.' INDEPENDENT

Hello, Mr World

Hello, Mr World

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

A topical picture book about the effects of climate change, ideal for very young children. In this topical picture book, Michael Foreman - twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and described as the greatest illustrator-storyteller of his time by Michael Morpurgo - brilliantly shows what climate change is doing to our world and inspires us all to make a difference. Mr World doesn't feel well. He's hot and sweaty and finding it hard to breathe. What will the doctors find when they examine their poor patient?

Hello, Mr World

Hello, Mr World

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

A topical picture book about the effects of climate change, ideal for very young children. In this topical picture book, Michael Foreman - twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and described as the greatest illustrator-storyteller of his time by Michael Morpurgo - brilliantly shows what climate change is doing to our world and inspires us all to make a difference. Mr World doesn't feel well. He's hot and sweaty and finding it hard to breathe. What will the doctors find when they examine their poor patient?

Michael Foreman: Travels With My Sketchbook

Michael Foreman: Travels With My Sketchbook

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Join Michael Foreman on an incredible journey around the globe. His prolific career as an illustrator has taken him through war-torn Vietnam to the vast forests of Siberia, from Mao's China to Japan, the Arctic to the South Seas and from the top of the world to the bottom of the ocean. Armed with a pencil and watercolours, Michael's signature style captured the sights and sounds of all he encountered. These are his incredible memoirs.

Tufty

Tufty

Author: Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Tufty the duckling lives with his family on an island in the middle of a lake. But when the ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty gets left behind. Lost and alone, Tufty doesn't know what to do, until he finds an unlikely new friend... Join this brave little duck as he finds a new home in an unexpected place, in a heartwarming book from acclaimed children's author and illustrator, Michael Foreman.

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