Tim All Alone by Edward Ardizzone
  

Tim All Alone

Written by Edward Ardizzone
Part of the Little Tim Series

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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 they will be near the sea, he signs on as a cabin boy to search up and down the coast. His odyssey involves him in all sorts of adventures, until he’s shipwrecked one the beach by a small seaside town where he at last finds his mother. Young readers will be fascinated by Tim’s adventures and love the vicarious excitement of his tribulations and happy reunion while Ardizzone’s detailed illustrations are little worlds in themselves. ~ Andrea Reece

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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

Chosen by Quentin Blake as one of his favourite stories. 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 won the Kate Greenaway Award in 1953 and has stood the test of time quite brilliantly. A wonderful story to read aloud.

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Synopsis

Tim All Alone by Edward Ardizzone

Little Tim's adventures at sea have delighted generations of children ever since the first book was published in 1936. In this Kate Greenaway winning title, Tim arrives home after a long holiday to find his parents have vanished. He is determined to search the whole wide world, if necessary, to find them, and sets out on a journey filled with sea-faring adventure.

Reviews

'A very moving story with some desperately exciting illustrations.' Books for Keeps

'Mr. Ardizzone... paints the wettest sea you ever saw.' The New York Times

'Some of the saltiest and most satisfying picture books created during the last generation' Maurice Sendak

About the Author

Edward Ardizzone

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
56 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Edward Ardizzone
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2015

ISBN

9781847806284

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