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PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 3+ readers
Publication date6th September 2012
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Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
September 2012 Book of the Month. This wonderful fantasy tells how a group of mean-minded bullies are seen off by the feisty Origami Girl. When bullies try to steal Joey’s money from selling newspapers they find themselves in for a shock. Suddenly, Joey’s bag whisks into the air and his newspapers are transformed into the remarkable Origami Girl. Wonderfully original and exciting adventures follow as the two follow the bullies and win justice for Joey.
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SynopsisNewspaper Boy and Origami Girl by Michael Foreman
When a group of bullies steal a poor newspaper boy's money, his bag suddenly flies into the air and the newspapers transform into Origami Girl. Joey is whisked away on away on a hair-raising chase with his new superhero friend in order to confront the bullies.
ReviewsThe illustrations are wonderful. The Bookseller We all sometimes long for an imaginary friend to come to our aid ... Foreman's charming watercolours capture that longing so well. Glasgow Herald
About The Author
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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