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Michael Foreman - Author

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Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Foreman

The Seeds of Friendship
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman's gentle story of an African boy making friends in a big city is filled with love and hope, and a sense that the power to make the world a better place is in our hands. Adam loves his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can stop the building of a new superstore and so save a very special bookshop. Led by Origami Girl,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Tufty
Michael Foreman
Tufty the little duck grows up in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (his parents are very fond of the Royal Duck and Duckess (sic) who give the ducks their breakfast!). When winter comes, the duck family flies south but little...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army
Michael Foreman
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015 Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone's favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can stop the building of a new superstore and so save...
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Format: Hardback | Released 18/06/2015
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Cat and Dog
Michael Foreman
Cats and dogs fight, don't they? Not in this touching story by award-winning Michael Foreman. When a mother cat gets swept off in the fish van her three little kittens worry about how they will manage on their own. But...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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Moose
Michael Foreman
A tale of overcoming conflict and working together from the award-winning Michael Foreman.
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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I Love You, Too!
Michael Foreman
Award-winning picture book creator, Michael Foreman celebrates the love between a father and child in this endearing bedtime story from this twice Kate Greenaway Medal Winner. Little Bear takes dad on a journey around all his favourite things and adventures...
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Format: Paperback | Released 22/05/2014
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The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
Michael Foreman
An evocative WW1 story of heroism and friendship, based on real events. Ali Pasha was a tortoise celebrity, appearing on Blue Peter and in newspapers worldwide, including The Times and The Boston Globe. Retold through journal entries and through Henry's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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War Game (Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 Ed.)
Michael Foreman
One of our Books of the Year 2014 It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 14/03/2014
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Michael Foreman's Classic Fairy Tales
Michael Foreman
Acclaimed children's author and illustrator Michael Foreman blends humour, sadness and romance in these irresistible retellings of classic stories that children will return to again and again. Dreamlike castles, mystical forests, inspiring heroes and terrifying villains are all brought to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 17/10/2013
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Michael Foreman's Classic Christmas Tales
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman has chosen a magical mixture of stories and verses evoking the festive season for his beautifully presented Classic Christmas Tales. Magically brought to life with Michael's stunning illustrations, this is a timeless book that can be shared with...
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Format: Hardback | Released 17/10/2013
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Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl
Michael Foreman
This wonderful fantasy tells how a group of mean-minded bullies are seen off by the feisty Origami Girl. When bullies try to steal Joey's money from selling newspapers they find themselves in for a shock. Suddenly, Joey's bag whisks into...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha
Michael Foreman
An evocative WW1 story of heroism and friendship, based on real events. Ali Pasha was a tortoise celebrity, appearing on Blue Peter and in newspapers worldwide, including The Times and The Boston Globe. Retold through journal entries and through Henry's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2013
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Friends
Michael Foreman
Award-winning Michael Foreman puts an unlikely friendship at the heart of this captivating story of a cat and a fish who become such firm friends that the fish chooses friendship over freedom. Together the friends tour the world – especially...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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Superfrog and the Big Stink
Michael Foreman
February 2013 Debut of the Month A delightful series of detailed pictures tell the eco-tale of Frank the Superfrog who is determined to prevent the rubbish building up in his favourite pond. He bounds into action using a unique form...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/02/2013
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Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl
Michael Foreman
September 2012 Book of the Month. This wonderful fantasy tells how a group of mean-minded bullies are seen off by the feisty Origami Girl. When bullies try to steal Joey's money from selling newspapers they find themselves in for a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Friends
Michael Foreman
Award-winning Michael Foreman puts an unlikely friendship at the heart of this captivating story of a cat and a fish who become such firm friends that the fish chooses friendship over freedom. Together the friends tour the world – especially...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2012
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Oh! If Only ...
Michael Foreman
Includes a chain of events as one young boy and a dog unwittingly unleash the greatest havoc imaginable. Full Lovereading4kids review to follow soon...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Oh, If Only ...
Michael Foreman
Best-selling illustrator Michael Foreman tells a dramatic and action-packed chain-of-events story of what happens when a boy meets a dog with a ball. Young readers will love the ‘if only' refrain as the boy chases the dog, who chases the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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One World
Michael Foreman
A brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with its wildlife, shells, oil and even a tin can, it is a microcosm...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Why the Animals Came to Town
Michael Foreman
Prize-winning illustrator Michael Foreman sends an important message about taking care of our planet so that all the creatures that live in it can be kept safe in this stunning picture book. When a small boy wakes in the night...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2011
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The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure
Michael Foreman
An awfully big adventure for the Littlest Dinosaur when a little walk turns into a night time drama. Alone in the middle of a big, dark forest the Littlest Dinosaur needs to be as brave as he can be. The...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2010
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The General
Michael Foreman
As relevant as when it was first published, Michael Foreman's very first book is beautifully reissued in this 50th anniversary edition. General Jodpur loves to train his soldiers making them the best fighting force in the world. But, one day,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2010
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Why the Animals Came to Town
Michael Foreman
Prize-winning illustrator Michael Foreman sends an important message about taking care of our planet so that all the creatures that live in it can be kept safe in this stunning picture book. When a small boy wakes in the night...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/01/2010
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Cat in the Manger
Michael Foreman
A warm-hearted, beautifully told cat's view of the Christmas story. The cat who lives in the manger is a cat with attitude, sometimes grumpy and often moaning but tonight it is looking forward to a quiet night with just the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2009
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Wonder Goal!
Michael Foreman
Brilliantly capturing the thrill of scoring a winning goal whether at schoolboy or international level, this is a book for all aspiring footballers to dream over. Michael Foreman's stunning and atmospheric illustrations evoke football in general and the magic of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2009
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The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure
Michael Foreman
An awfully big adventure for the Littlest Dinosaur when a little walk turns into a night time drama. Alone in the middle of a big, dark forest the Littlest Dinosaur needs to be as brave as he can be. The...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2009
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A Child's Garden: A Story of Hope
Michael Foreman
This is a wonderful celebration of optimism and a thoughtful and touching book about the importance of growth, green shoots and new life in a war torn world. Growing up amidst rubble a small boy tends a green shoot which...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2009
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The Littlest Dinosaur
Michael Foreman
A touching story about being different and not fitting in. The littlest dinosaur and the long necked dinosaur both find it hard to fit in because of their size. But when the littlest dinosaur needs help he turns to the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2009
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After the War Was Over
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman makes history such fun and this book in particular is so inspirational. It tells the story of life after World War Two as soldiers return to begin life back home with families who have been without them for...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/03/2007
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War Game
Michael Foreman
It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a game of football instead. For one day, the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/10/2006
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The Little Reindeer
Michael Foreman
A wonderful Christmas story that is both enchanting and heartwarming. Stunning illustrations by one of the UK’s foremost illustrators are complemented beautifully by some wonderful writing from him. The Little Reindeer is a real adventure with an original twist and young...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Seal Surfer
Michael Foreman
A moving and beautiful book encompassing friendship and disability, highly commended for the Special Educational Needs Book Award. A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home and from that day...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2006
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Norman's Ark
Michael Foreman
A quirky, funny picture book story about a family visit to a safari park - Michael Foreman at his best! Norman is good little boy who never tells a lie. Honest. It’s just that sometimes his parents don’t believe him....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2006
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Can't Catch Me!
Michael Foreman
No wonder Michael Foreman is one of our foremost writer’s and illustrator’s for young children. Can’t Catch me is the perfect bedtime read as your young toddler will be taken on a delightful journey to all corners of the earth...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2005
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War Boy A Wartime Childhood
Michael Foreman
Brilliantly observed in words and pictures, War Boy is a first hand, eye-witness view of growing up in World War Two. Michael Foreman grew up in Lowestoft where bombing raids causing terrible damage were common as planes flew in over...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 28/10/2004
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