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Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom - Author

About the Author

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been writing and illustrating children's books together for over fifteen years. Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, they have perfected their unique approach, sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways. They have won numerous awards and their books are published internationally in over 15 languages.
Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996 and their following collaboration, What's Under the Bed? won the TES Award for 1997.

Further success followed with the acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008.
Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006.
Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Hero to Seven Stories, the centre for children's books.  
Their lastest books include Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life and the award winning Taff in the WAAF.

Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons.

Featured books by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Other books by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

The Art Course

The Art Course

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

An inspiring project-based art course from multi-award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. This comprehensive guide will introduce children to the joys of drawing from life, collage, painting, printmaking and more. The content is based on the couple's extensive experience, particularly the ten years Mick spent as a course leader at Glasgow School of Art and as an assessor for the RCA. Packed with novelties, including an in-built sketchpad, a colour wheel, a stencil and composition viewer, this is a ready-made activity kit ready for kids to pick up and get creative.

Tail-end Charlie

Tail-end Charlie

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

As a boy, Mick Manning listened to his father's hair-raising tales about life as an RAF airgunner during the Second World War. Now, years later, he has carefully recreated his father's stories, writing them down as if his dad was speaking the words. In collaboration with Brita, he has illustrated them too. It's for Charlie's grandchildren -- and for everyone. Find out what it was really like to: Put up with food rationing ! Undergo RAF Training! Take off in a bomber! Face enemy fighters! Survive the Battle of the Bulge