Author: Michael Foreman

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Book:War Boy

War Boy: A Country Childhood

Michael Foreman

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.

Book:Long Neck and Thunder Foot

Long Neck and Thunder Foot

Helen Piers, Michael Foreman

Long Neck, the dinosaur, thinks he lives alone in the forest with only small animals and birds for company, until one day Thunder Foot appears. Both dinosaurs are terrified, Long Neck of Thunder Foot's noisy, bony scales, and Thunder Foot of Long Neck's thumping tail. Instead of talking it through, like sensible dinosaurs, they run away and think up dire ways of defeating each other. Their traps don't work, however, and in a wonderful denoument, they realize they are frightened of each other - whereupon they become best friends! Funny and satisfying with Foreman's wonderful, glowing illustrations, this is a well-deserved classic.

Book:Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales

Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales

Angela Carter, Michael Foreman

A sumptuous illustrated selection of thirteen fairy tales, with a moral to each story. Tales include Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Bluebeard and Cinderella.

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