Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman
  

Wonder Goal!

Written by Michael Foreman
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 | Award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman’s own love of football suffuses this story which perfectly captures the thrill all footballers have of scoring the winning goal. As the new boy in a small local team a young boy dreams that one day he will be out on the pitch and will the strike the winning goal at the World Goal. Full of action and detail, Michael Foreman’s illustrations capture how his youthful dreams and reality merge to create a classic football story. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Synopsis

Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman

Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold? Published to coincide with the 2018 Football World Cup.

Reviews

Each of his panoramic, framed scenes spans nearly the entire width of a spread, evoking the feeling of a larger-than-life dream. . . . Suitable for dreamers in any sport. --School Library Journal

Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets. Independent

The illustrations are dynamic and action-packed, yet soft, gentle and atmospheric at the same time. This is a real 'father and son EYE

Watercolours are splendid... evocatively captured. The School Librarian

Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion. -- Quentin Blake

Michael Foreman has triumphed with the perfect picture book for football fans of all ages. Publishing News

Occasionally you come across a book that is clearly very special to its author. Wonder Goal is just such a book. This is not just for the boys; everyone will love it. The Bookseller

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

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.

Click Here to download alot more information about Micheal and his books.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: Up to 5 years

Author

Michael Foreman
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Author's Website

https://literature.britishc...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th May 2018

ISBN

9781783446582

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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