South And North, East And West by Michael Rosen

South And North, East And West

Written by Michael Rosen

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This is a totally unique kaleidoscopic collection of children’s stories from around the world with illustrations by some outstanding artists including Helen Oxenbury, John Burningham, Axel Scheffler and Michael Foreman to name just four. It will fascinate children from 5 upwards and is perfect for sharing at bedtime. Michael Rosen has brought the collection together and Oxfam will receive royalties from the sale of every book so in addition to being a great joy to read, by buying it you’re giving something to families less well off than ourselves.


South And North, East And West by Michael Rosen

Collected from London school children or discovered in the country of origin by Oxfam field workers, this anthology includes international stories - from countries including Botswana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Vietnam, India and Brazil - illustrated by contemporary artists.


'A kaleidoscopic collection... An unusually vivid experience.' The Guardian

'Jewel-like tales... each in their own way fascinates and delights.' Books For Keeps

About the Author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London.

Join Michael Rosen as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest reading lesson at 10am on Tues. 15 July. Watch below.

Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:

Most of my adult life, I've been a freelance writer, teacher (of sorts), journalist, performer and broadcaster. I visit schools doing my one-man show, and support Arsenal Football Club.

I have often written about my life and family, but I also write occasional fantasy (usually based in a real place) and non-fiction.

Things you didn't know about Michael Rosen
I wear size 12 shoes.
I like speaking French.
I'm an atheist.
I love mobile phones.
I love houmous.
I can't live without green warty pickled gherkins.
I hate racism.
My father was American.
I can slide my top lip one way and my bottom lip the other.
I can play the harmonica.

Photo credit Laurence Cendroicz

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96 pages
Interest Age: 5+


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Publication date

3rd September 2007




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