Andre Bouchard & Quentin Blake - Author Picture

Andre Bouchard & Quentin Blake - Author

André Bouchard works as a humorous cartoonist for major French newsmagazines. He has also written and illustrated several successful books for children.

As a token of his admiration for Quentin Blake's talent, he wrote Daddy Lost His Head and asked him to illustrate it, which Mr Blake kindly accepted.

Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. His first drawing was published in Punch when he was only 16. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge, and after that he did a postgraduate teaching diploma at the University of London. This was followed by a part-time course at Chelsea Art School.

Quentin has received many awards for his books including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Children's Book Award, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, the Bologna Regazzi Prize and the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, which is the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books.

He is also famous for illustrating books for other authors, including Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen and Russell Hoban. But he is most famous for the illustrations he did for Roald Dahl's books.

Quentin Blake was awarded the O.B.E. in 1988, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. This position, which he held for two years, saw him undertaking lots of ambitious projects in his quest to spread the word about the exciting world of children's books.

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Daddy Lost his Head
Andre Bouchard & Quentin Blake - illustrated by Quentin Blake
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. What would happen if someone really lost their head? This hilarious and surreal fable tells how one family patches things up and puts them back together again when their father...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Daddy Lost his Head
Andre Bouchard & Quentin Blake
What would happen if someone really lost their head? This hilarious and surreal fable tells how one family patches things up and puts them back together again when their father loses his head. Having searched high and low for the...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2009
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