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Edward Ardizzone - Author

Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900. His family moved to Ipswich in 1905 and lived there until Ardizzone was fourteen. It was in Ipswich, as he later wrote, that he "...learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the Tim books."

Ardizzone illustrated more than 170 books and his outstanding work in the field of children's book illustration was recognised when he won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956. The adventures of Tim are firm favourites with readers, young and old, throughout the world.

He lived in Maida Vale in London for most of his life, but was away for the whole war, working as an official War Artist.

Edward Ardizzone was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and was appointed CBE in 1971.

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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
First published in 1936, this must be one of the most beautiful picturebooks ever produced. Little Tim lives in a house by the sea but wants to be sailor, so he stows away on a steamer. Discovered, he's put to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Tim All Alone
Edward Ardizzone
Tim returns from a long sea voyage to find that his home is boarded up, a ‘To Let' sign in the window, and his parents gone. He cries a little, but resourceful as ever, sets off to find them. Knowing...
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Tim to the Rescue
Edward Ardizzone
Little Tim is delighted when Captain McFee offers him the chance to go to sea. Promising his parents he won't neglect his school books, Tim sets off for another adventure. Ardizzone's words and illustrations – some colour, some black-and-white –...
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Tim's Friend Towser
Edward Ardizzone
Tim and Ginger are cabin boys on the S.S. Royal Fusilier when they find a puppy hiding in one of the lifeboats. They decide to hide it away, because they know Captain Piper doesn't like dogs. Somehow keeping secrets from...
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The Little Tim Collection (Book and CD Set - read by Stephen Fry)
Edward Ardizzone
Stephen Fry's glorious readings add a new dimension to Edward Ardizzone's classic stories about Tim. Classics in their own right but now made even more compelling by Stephen Fry this books/CD set are essential for the nursery bookshelf. Tim is...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/09/2010
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Johnny's Bad Day
Edward Ardizzone
Perfectly formed this is a classic wordless picture book set long ago but which nonetheless sums up the kind of bad day that can happen to anyone at anytime and the similarly timeless loving resolution of it. In a lovely...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2008
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Tim And Ginger
Edward Ardizzone
Ginger scoffs at danger and sets out to sea sure that he won't come to harm. When he fails to return, Tim sets out to find him. Soon both boys are at the mercy of the sea. A welcome return...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2006
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Tim and Charlotte
Edward Ardizzone
Edward Ardizzone's classic picture books about Tim deserve to be made freshly available to every new generation. This handsome edition does exactly that. When Tim rescues Charlotte from the sea after she's been washed overboard while on a trip with...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2006
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Tim All Alone
Edward Ardizzone
Chosen by Quentin Blake. Ardizzone's illustrations may seem a little dated now, but that's the real joy of this one and the various other Tim stories. It's a fantastic story that's also wonderfully satisfying for parent and child alike. It...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2006
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Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
Edward Ardizzone
Tim Bowler, February 2010 Guest Editor, chose Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain. Here's why: "This is the first book I ever read (age 5) and it started my passion for sea stories. Little Tim stows away on a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/10/2005
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