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Publication Date: 7 Feb 2019
Suitable for: Primary
Stories and artwork from the first ten Children's Laureates, with suggestions for creative projects.
The exceptional talents behind some of the nation's best-loved books - from The Gruffalo to The BFG, We're Going on a Bear Hunt to the Charlie and Lola series - the children's Laureates are the perfect ambassadors for children's literature.
This anthology marks twenty years of the Laureateship, with stories, poems and pictures by all ten former honourees. Among others, Quentin Blake tells the stories behind his pictures, Michael Morpurgo draws on childhood memories and Michael Rosen plays with language and shapes in his witty, read-aloud poems.
NOTE: £1 from every copy sold goes to Booktrust.
Introduction by Michael Morpurgo
Quentin Blake: tell the story behind the picture with the illustrator of The BFG
Anne Fine: build your own home library with the author of Madame Doubtfire
Michael Morpurgo: soak yourself in a story with the author of War Horse
Jacqueline Wilson: Ask "What if?" with the author of The Story of Tracy Beaker
Michael Rosen: start a poem with the author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Anthony Browne: turn a shape into a picture with the author-illustrator of Gorilla
Julia Donaldson: perform a play with the author of The Gruffalo
Malorie Blackman: take a word for a walk with the author of Noughts and Crosses
Chris Riddell: draw a doodle a day with the author-illustrator of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse
Lauren Child: gaze out of the window with the author-illustrator of Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Twenty ideas for creative projects
More about the laureates