After the War Was Over by Michael Foreman

After the War Was Over

Written by Michael Foreman
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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Michael Foreman makes history such fun and this book in particular is so inspirational. It tells the story of life after World War Two as soldiers return to begin life back home with families who have been without them for so long and of course some families whose loved ones did not return. Reading this book will make the reader realise how lucky we all are and interspersed with the story you’ll find out a little of how it affected the author’s family as well through photographs and captions throughout.

Other titles in this series of books set in, around and after the two world wars of the 20th century by Michael Foreman include War Game, War Boy, Farm Boy and Billy the Kid.


After the War Was Over by Michael Foreman

This is a special new edition of Michael Foreman's classic sequel to the award-winning War Boy. Life for a young boy is different after the Second World War ends - the country is moving forward again and he is finding his place in the world. Once the victory parades are over and the barbed wire and unexploded bombs are cleared, his attention is drawn to football, music, girls and art. Michael Foreman's personal story is the story of life in Britain in the '40s and '50s - from soldiers returning from war to jazz clubs and 'teddy boys' - a time when everything changes. Like War Boy, After the War Was Over is a lively and innovative combination of story and factual information with Foreman's trademark beautiful illustrations.

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.

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96 pages
Interest Age: 10+ years


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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

19th March 2007




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