Johnny the Clockmaker by Edward Ardizzone
  

Synopsis

Johnny the Clockmaker by Edward Ardizzone

Johnny loves making things and whenever he has spare time he can be found hammering and banging and sawing up pieces of wood. But his parents don't think much of his hobby. 'Oh dear!' they cry whenever he begins, 'JOHNNY IS UP TO HIS NONSENSE AGAIN.' So it comes as no surprise that when he decides to make a grandfather clock they call him silly and tell him to do something 'useful' instead. In fact, the only person who believes Johnny can do it is Susannah. Will Johnny be able to build his very own grandfather clock, with only the help of Susannah and Joe the Blacksmith?

Reviews

4 stars - A lovely tale of a boy with determination! www.bettybookmark.co.uk The clear print and eloquent illustrations would make this a good present for someone who has just learned to read. Spectator A classic, evergreen tale from the master storyteller/ illustrator. A gentle, funny tale of perseverance against the odds. Irish Examiner How grateful I am that Frances Lincoln are allowing the book a fresh chance to claim its place in the pantheon by more than matching the quality of production of the earlier editions. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Edward Ardizzone

Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900. His family moved to Ipswich in 1905 and lived there until Ardizzone was fourteen. It was in Ipswich, as he later wrote, that he "...learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the Tim books."

Ardizzone illustrated more than 170 books and his outstanding work in the field of children's book illustration was recognised when he won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956. The adventures of Tim are firm favourites with readers, young and old, throughout the world.

He lived in Maida Vale in London for most of his life, but was away for the whole war, working as an official War Artist.

Edward Ardizzone was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and was appointed CBE in 1971.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Edward Ardizzone
More books by Edward Ardizzone

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

13th November 2008

ISBN

9781845079147


I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools