Written by Tony Bradman
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A wonderful celebration of a boy who is thought to be bad but is just... different!
At school, Michael’s teachers despair of him. He is late, scruffy, cheeky and doesn’t listen. He loves reading and sums and science. But NOT the kind that happens in school. While the teachers wag their fingers, Michael gets set for the adventure of his life. Oh, how those teachers have misjudged him! The simple text is effortlessly and perfectly extended in the illustrations.
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Michael by Tony Bradman
'Michael was...different. His teachers said he was the worst boy in the school. He was always late and he was a little scruffy'.
Is there no hope for him at all? Or is it good to be different? Tony Bradman's humorous text and Tony Ross' zany illustrations make Michael the ideal picture book for all children, but particularly for children who are 'different' to their peers in some way.
"Everyone knows an unconventional genius like Michael but it takes a combination like Bradman and wacky cartoon-style illustrator Tony Ross (he of the angry red cheeks and tiny turned-up noses) to bring him to life so effectively." - The Glasgow Herald
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Andersen Press Ltd
1st January 2009
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
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.
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