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Mick Manning - Author

About the Author

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here.

 

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Top Secret Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Top Secret Band 03 Yellow/Band 16 Sapphire

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2012

During World War II, many spies were dropped from Britain into France to help fight the Nazis. One of them was a woman called Christine Granville, who risked her life to save her comrades. Follow her incredible true story is this beautifully illustrated graphic novel by award-winning authors Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem. Collins Big Cat Progress builds confidence, helping struggling pupils not only to read, but to love reading Dual-banded books provide age-appropriate interest level material matched with a lower reading ability level Every book is levelled by reading expert Cliff Moon to ensure precise, systematic, measurable progression to help close the ability gap The books use a range of reading strategies: phonic, graphic, syntactic and contextual to build confident, accurate, fluent readers Designed to build speaking and listening skills, as well as reading skills, the books are highly visual and include incredible illustrations and photographs Every book has a Key Stage 2 look-and-feel to engage older pupils and avoid stigmatisation Topics are relevant for children in years 3-6 and connected to the curriculum and framework objectives for these years to support inclusion Progress titles contain a Reader Response page to encourage the pupil to respond to and recall what they have read. This offers an ideal opportunity to check comprehension Ideas for Reading, written by primary literacy expert Gill Howell are included in the back of every book to help you support the reading needs of each child This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

My Uncle's Dunkirk: My Uncle's Dunkirk

My Uncle's Dunkirk: My Uncle's Dunkirk

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2011

Inspired by his uncle's experiences, Mick Manning's simple but moving story invites children to travel from the safe familiarity of a seaside holiday to the beaches of Dunkirk to discover one of Britain's most tragic and heroic events of the Second World War. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum.

Taff in the WAAF

Taff in the WAAF

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

** Winner of The English Association 4-11 Book Awards - Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction ** Mick Manning's mother was a young woman in Wales at the outbreak of World War II. This fascinating book, a companion to the the very successful Tail-End Charlie about Mick's father's life in the RAF in World War II, tells her story using the same innovative non-fiction narrative style. At the outbreak of war and the start of food rationing, she left school aged 14 to work in a local greengrocer's shop. Later joining the WAAF (the Women's Auxiliary Air Force), she became a wireless operator and eventually a Y service listener for the secret signal decoding operation at Bletchley Park where the famous German Enigma Code was cracked. The book also looks at other essential women's roles during the war including the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service), the Wrens (Women's Royal Naval Service), Land Army, Fire Service etc, and a wide range of aspects of life affected by the war effort. Simply written and using speech bubbles and captioned illustration boxes of artefacts and documents from the period, this is a dramatic and engaging introduction to its subject.

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

Llyfr y Corff

Llyfr y Corff

Author: Mick Manning, Brita Granstroem Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2008

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