Who the Dickens is Dickens? by Michael Rosen


Who the Dickens is Dickens? by Michael Rosen

This is a lively, easy to use and informative biography of Charles Dickens with humorous illustrations. Charles Dickens brought to life some of our favourite fictional characters, such as the Artful Dodger and his avaricious boss, Fagin, the miserly Scrooge and the spiteful Miss Havisham. But what inspired him? Who was the man behind the pen? Why have his stories endured the test of time? Michael Rosen's chatty and engaging narrative helps answer these questions, and further explores the world of Dickens and his best-known works.


Rosen is a great enthusiast, writing accessibly and intelligently about a writer to whom he is clearly devoted. The Sunday Herald

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: 8+


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Publication date

2nd April 2007



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