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Books By Bob Graham - Author

Winner of the Kate Greenaway and Smarties Gold Medals and the Australian Children’s Book of the Year Award an unprecedented three times, Bob Graham has written and illustrated many acclaimed children’s books, including How to Heal a Broken Wing and Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child

Bob Graham lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife, Carolyn, a printmaker who makes landscapes out of lino and wood. They have two grown-up children, Naomi, a musician and refugee worker living in London, and Peter, an artist in Melbourne making big, beautiful, ethereal paintings in oil. They have two grandchildren, Oliver and his older sister Rosie - and to them he is "Bob" rather than "Grandad" (somehow that name has the feeling of pipes, carpet slippers and rocking chairs; and he's not quite ready for that). He reads them books (mostly other people's and, very occasionally, his own), and they just blob around and go to the park, and things like that. Like a grandad and grandchildren are supposed to do.

 

As a child

"I lived with my mum, dad, my older sister and my grandmother - and a cat called Smokey. There was still a bit of bush around our suburb, where I could muck about. I could sometimes ride my scooter the entire length of the street in the gutter. There were few parked cars back in those days. I read Boys Own annuals from England, Hans Christian Andersen and Brothers Grimm stories from Europe, and America provided the superheroes in comic book form: Superman, Captain Marvel, The Phantom (the ghost who walks) and even Popeye, who constantly rescued his girlfriend, Olive Oyl, from the clutches of Bluto (all it took was a can of spinach). My course for a lifetime of interesting reading was set."

As an artist

"Every time a computer graphics course is advertised in the local paper, I say, "I MUST go." But I always have something else to do, it seems. So I still use a pen dipped in ink, and chalks and watercolour, and scissors and sticky tape. Oh yes, and sometimes I tap out some words on my computer. And that suits me just fine."

Things you didn't know about Bob Graham

I like surfing and Irish music.

I like the sound of dogs' ears flapping.

I like chillies, coffee, chocolate and reading in bed.

I like Bob Dylan, babies, breakfast and beer.

I like looking out of the window, sitting in the sun and drawing.

I like skateboarders, rock and roll and interesting parcels.

I like family photo albums, train journeys and reunions at airports.

I dislike dog catchers (of dogs just having fun).

I dislike progressive barn dances.

And I dislike bullies.

 

Maxine

Bob Graham

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten

Bob Graham

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

The Concrete Garden

Bob Graham

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Jigsaw: A Puzzle in the Post

Bob Graham

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Ellie's Dragon

Bob Graham

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Maxine

Bob Graham

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Rhoda the Alligator

Bob Graham

Hardback

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Ellie's Dragon

Bob Graham

Hardback

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Max

Bob Graham

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

The Poesy Ring

Bob Graham

Paperback

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Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

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The Poesy Ring

Bob Graham

Hardback

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How the Sun Got to Coco's House

Bob Graham

Paperback

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Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

Hardback

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Bob Graham

Paperback

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Miracle on Separation Street

Bob Graham

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How to Heal a Broken Wing

Bob Graham

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Jack's Little Party

Bob Graham

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Max

Bob Graham

Paperback

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Gheibh Sinn Cuilean!

Bob Graham

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A Bus Called Heaven

Bob Graham

Paperback

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Silver Buttons

Bob Graham

Hardback

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Bob Graham

Hardback

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