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Laurence Anholt - Author

Laurence Anholt has written over seventy books, many in collaboration with his wife Catherine. They are both highly regarded in the UK and abroad as a successful author/illustrator team, and have had their books translated into many different languages. They met as undergraduates at Falmouth School of Art, and went on to achieve Master’s Degrees from the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal College respectively. The books which they have collaborated on are based firmly within their own family’s experiences, and many of Catherine’s illustrations depict scenes which families will recognise. It is this element which has helped to make their books so successful. Laurence also writes and illustrates his own books, and has written books with other illustrators, notably the Seriously Silly Stories, a topsy turvy series based on traditional tales but with a wonderful new twist. These were hilariously illustrated by Arthur Robins. In this series, Snow White and the Seven Aliens was awarded The Smarties Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award and the Experian Big Three Book Prize. Daft Jack and the Beanstack was on the Sheffield Book Award shortlist and Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares was Pick of the Year for the Children’s Book Award. Laurence writes for a wide range of ages and is one of the most popular authors of today. Catherine and Laurence Anholt live in Lyme Regis with their three children.

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The Hypnotist
Laurence Anholt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Winner of the Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2017 Jack has left his native Ireland and is making a new life as Professor of Neurology at a university in the American South. Skills...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2016
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Cezanne and the Apple Boy
Laurence Anholt
The story of the summer young Paul Cézanne spent with his father is an exciting one in itself: he accompanied his father – a man he hardly knew – on painting expeditions, camped in the mountains, and watched his father...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Babies Love Books
Laurence Anholt
Celebrate books anytime and any place with these jolly babies who are shown sharing books and loving them too, in all kinds of likely and unlikely places from the library to a beach and with loads of places in between....
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2009
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A Kiss Like This
Laurence Anholt
This charming, sweet and affectionate story is perfect for bedtime reading. It contains very simple text ideally suited for a young child, which is complemented by some vibrant and reassuring illustrations portraying savannah animals. If you enjoyed this then...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/07/2008
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Stone Girl Bone Girl
Laurence Anholt
The fascination of fossils and what they tell of a world long gone by is beautifully portrayed in this biography of Mary Anning, the best known fossil hunter. Brought up in Lyme Regis where fossils abound, from childhood on Mary...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2006
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