All About Alfie by Shirley Hughes

All About Alfie

Written by Shirley Hughes

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Celebrating thirty years of Alfie, one of the most popular characters in children’s books, this is a glorious collection of stories which capture the joy of young children. Shirley Hughes has perfect understanding of the intense relationships with parents and friends and the small things that delight the very young. Here, in a handsome edition packed full of Shirley Hughes’s lovely illustrations, Alfie celebrates birthdays, going on holiday, exploring secret dens and much, much more.

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All About Alfie by Shirley Hughes

Alfie celebrates his 30th birthday in 2011 and All About Alfie is the perfect gift for the occasion! Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip! Join our little hero and his friends and family in a celebration of all things Alfie...

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“Shirley Hughes is a national treasure” - Philip Pullman

"No one can match Shirley Hughes in the simple mastery of both words and pictures" -Times Educational Supplement

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Bodley Head Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

1st September 2011




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