Tag Archives: Michael Morpurgo

Drawing from experience – the Michael Foreman interview

  It’s been 55 years since Michael Foreman’s first book was published, yet this genial, engaging septuagenarian author and illustrator retains a major passion for his creative endeavours. Perhaps best known for his evocative drawings in works by former children’s … Continue reading

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From Florence to Porthaven – stories of secrets, self-discovery and survival

In which writewyattuk runs the rule over two winning children’s books that prove the future remains bright for traditional adventure stories. Shirley Hughes – Hero on a Bicycle (Walker Books, 2012) Shirley Hughes’ first novel – at the age of 85 – … Continue reading

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Arctic adventures, time travel and family secrets

In which writewyattuk gets on the festive bandwagon and selects three great 2012 reads  for junior/middle school age children (nine to twelve-ish) – all possible last-minute Christmas buying conundrum solutions. While we’re into the last days of the year, no … Continue reading

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The relentless search for our favourite 30 family reads

A few weeks ago, the Wyatt family (Northern branch) was asked to get involved in Lancashire Libraries’ Reading Families* project. And as a regular Leyland Library customer since my girls were tots, and a keen supporter of The Bookseller‘s Fight for … Continue reading

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