Once Upon a Worm by Roger Hargreaves


Once Upon a Worm by Roger Hargreaves

Worm and his friend Tail receive a letter in the post that changes their lives. An irreverent tale about getting rich. I am a worm, of humble means. I live in a hole, and eat baked beans! Roger Hargreaves was the bestselling creator of the Mr Men series. Once Upon a Worm was first published by Hodder Children's Books in 1982.

About the Author

Born in 1935 in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, Charles Roger Hargreaves is Britain’s third best-selling author of all time having sold more than 100 million books, including all the familiar Mr. Men and Little Miss characters. Roger Hargreaves followed a career in advertising before becoming an author and illustrator.

He initially had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did, the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years and spawning a BBC animated television series, narrated and voiced by Arthur Lowe.

Although Roger Hargreaves wrote many other children's stories, including the Timbuctoo series of twenty-five books, John Mouse, and the Roundy and Squary books, he is best known for his Mr. Men and Little Miss books. With his wife, Christine, Roger had four children: Adam, Giles, and twins Sophie and Amelia who were the inspiration for Little Miss Twins.

Roger Hargreaves died suddenly of a stroke 11 September 1988. Adam has continued to write and draw the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters in new stories. In April 2004, Christine sold the rights to the Mr. Men characters to the entertainment group Chorion.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

8th September 2016



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