Jill Lewis - Author

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Books by Jill Lewis

Hooray for Knickers

Hooray for Knickers

Author: Jill Lewis, Deborah Allwright Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A fantastically funny madcap royal adventure from Jill Lewis and Deborah Allwright where EVERYONE ends up wearing knickers - even the King! An epic series of misheard orders leads to silliness upon silliness and a GIANT fold-out page at the end. King Grouchy desperately wants to be friends with Prince Jolly so he invites him for a swim - everything at the palace has to be perfect! But when the King is in a bad mood his servants keep hiding and can't hear his orders - could Prince Jolly end up with goats instead of floats and smelly kippers instead of flippers? From some of the creators behind Don't Read This Book, Mrs Vickers' Knickers and The Night Pirates comes a riotous romp packed with silly rhymes (and plenty of knickers) - perfect for reading out loud. Deborah Allwright has made a dramatic impact on the picture book scene since the publication of The Night Pirates. Thanks to the hugely successful She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain and the critically acclaimed Don't Read this Book! Deborah has become one of the UK's most celebrated and successful illustrators. She works in a studio in Islington, stopping only to attend designer clothes sales, and to do a spot of DJing at music festivals. Jill Lewis is actually two people! Jill Walkinton and Alison Lewis combine their talents (education and theatre production) to bring a fresh, inventive voice to the world of picture books. For Egmont, they have written Don't Read This Book, Coconut Jack and Something Delicious.

Workers and Politics in Occupied Austria, 1945-55

Workers and Politics in Occupied Austria, 1945-55

Author: Jill Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2015

In March 1946 Winston Churchill warned the world about the 'Iron Curtain' that had descended across Europe and behind which now lay, he said, the eight capitals of the ancient states of central and Eastern Europe. In fact, one of these eight, Vienna, escaped absorption into the Soviet bloc. Between 1945 and 1955, Austria and its capital were occupied by the Four (increasingly mutually antagonistic) Allied Powers. During this decade of confusion, insecurity, suspicion and fear, and confronted by poverty and the threat of famine, Austria's political and economic elites joined forces to promote a culture of political unity and harmony from which eventually emerged the Austrian model of corporatism, commonly referred to as the Social Partnership. This book sets the social and economic difficulties that Austria encountered in this crucial decade in their international context and examines how they were contained. The author also discusses the long-term implications of the Austrian culture of consensus, not only for the way in which the country dealt with its recent past, but also for present-day political developments. A remarkable study that will be essential reading for students and scholars of twentieth-century European history. -- .

Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil

Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil

Author: Jill Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

A little boy is doodling cavemen. He gives them all names - Colin, Clive, Carlos and Flint - and then goes to get a drink. As he leaves, he accidentally knocks over his pot of pencils. And that's when something amazing happens. One of the pencils drops into his picture, where the cavemen have now come to life! What do cavemen do with a giant pencil? Make a stone-age car, of course. A hilarious book illustrated by Simon Rickerty, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.

Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil

Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil

Author: Jill Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

A little boy is doodling cavemen. He gives them all names - Colin, Clive, Carlos and Flint - and then goes to get a drink. As he leaves, he accidentally knocks over his pot of pencils. And that's when something amazing happens. One of the pencils drops into his picture, where the cavemen have now come to life! What do cavemen do with a giant pencil? Make a stone-age car, of course. A hilarious book illustrated by Simon Rickerty, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.

Something Different

Something Different

Author: Jill Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2005

Somewhere, not so far away, there's a cave filled with wonderful creatures called the Little Somethings. On Star Gazing Night, the Little Somethings are looking out for all kinds of different stars. They see a diamond star, a sapphire star, and then... Something Different flies to the ground! He certainly looks different. After all, he has black ears, curly antennae and lots of legs. Will Bob convince the rest of the Little Somethings that maybe Something Different isn't so different after all?

Educators on the Frontline Advocacy Strategies for Your Classroom, Your School, and Your Profession

Educators on the Frontline Advocacy Strategies for Your Classroom, Your School, and Your Profession

Author: Jill Lewis, Kathleen Stumpf Jongsma, Allen Berger Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2004

Do current education policies and standards go against your beliefs about how students learn and how they should be assessed? Do you believe that decisions regarding what is taught in public schools should be made by teachers and school-based personnel rather than politicians? If so, it's time for you to take action and advocate for the education issues important to you. This book provides a starting point for classroom teachers and other school- and university-based personnel seeking to become education advocates. The chapters offer an in-depth look at the role of education advocates as well as a wide range of advocacy strategies to get you started. The many practical strategies will help you; Learn how to work individually and form advocacy coalitions. Anticipate and analyze education issues. Plan for successful education advocacy initiatives. Use print and multimedia resources to get your advocacy message heard. The book also shows you how to evaluate the success of your advocacy initiatives and set new advocacy goals. You will learn how to recognize and celebrate your advocacy successes and how to rethink your strategies if they are not working effectively. Interspersed throughout the chapters are real-life advocacy stories meant to inspire your efforts and prevent missteps. Questions for reflection also are included and serve as motivators for journal writing or for discussion in professional study groups and university courses. The appendixes contain additional materials that complement the chapters, including the Education Advocacy Self-Assessment, lists of online and print resources, examples of advocacy materials referenced in the chapters, and selected published articles on the topic of advocacy. This book is not only an excellent primer for the novice advocate but also an affirmation of the efforts of those educators who already advocate. Use this book to successfully communicate your advocacy views to others and take action that results in positive changes.

Something Delicious

Something Delicious

Author: Jill Lewis Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2003

The Little Somethings is a charming series, ideal for kids who love collecting Mr Men and Little Miss. Somewhere, not so far away, there's a cave filled with wonderful creatures. They're called the Little Somethings, which is unfortunate, because the Greedy Guzzler is very hungry . . . and looking for a little something to satisfy his appetite . . . Those poor Little Somethings; they're terrified of being eaten! But this Greedy Guzzler is very particular. He doesn't want any old little something. He doesn't want anything skinny, nor anything with wings or nasty stings. Which just leaves . . . the Miniwiggler and Skiddadler. The Miniwiggler will have to use all his cunning in order to escape the Greedy Guzzler's clutches! Little Somethings is perfect for kids aged 3 and up. Children will have fun pointing out the different characters with the `Spotters Guide' and following the recipe for `Nosh Biscuits'! Look out for the other titles in this series: Something Missing Something Different Jill Lewis is actually two people! Jill and Alison combine their talents (education and theatre production) to bring a fresh, inventive voice to the world of picture books. Ali Pye graduated from Kingston University with an MA in illustration in 2010. Her work combines digital and hand-drawn elements. She was highly commended (Most Promising New Talent) in the 2012 Junior Design Awards. She has recently collaborated with Claire Freedman on Tenny-Weeny Queenie.