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Sam Usher - Author

About the Author

Sam Usher spent most of his childhood reading, drawing and forgetting to do his schoolwork. He graduated from the University of West England and his debut picture book, Can You See Sassoon?, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Children’s Book Award. He is particularly admired for his technical drawing skill and prowess with watercolour. He has since written and illustrated lots of other books working with many different people including Michael Morpurgo. He lives in London, where he enjoys trespassing and, is also a talented pianist, when he’s not holding a pen and wobbling at paper you’ll find him perfecting a fiendishly difficult piece of Chopin.

 

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Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Boy and Grandad take care of a little bird. When it gets better, Grandad puts it outside, but it keeps hopping back into the house, following Boy wherever he goes. Boy wonders what kind of bird it is. An eagle? An ostrich? A bird of paradise, perhaps? He wants to keep it, but Grandad says it must return to its natural habitat in the wild where it can spread its wings and be free. And so begins an exhilarating journey into the mountains. The first in a new quartet of enchanting picture books where a boy and his beloved grandad discover the wonder of the natural world.

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Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Boy and Grandad take care of a little bird. When it gets better, Grandad puts it outside, but it keeps hopping back into the house, following Boy wherever he goes. Boy wonders what kind of bird it is. An eagle? An ostrich? A bird of paradise, perhaps? He wants to keep it, but Grandad says it must return to its natural habitat in the wild where it can spread its wings and be free. And so begins an exhilarating journey into the rainforest! The first in a new quartet of enchanting picture books where a boy and his beloved grandad discover the wonder of the natural world.

Storm

Storm

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

It's blowing up a storm, and a boy and his grandad decide it's the perfect weather for kite-flying. There's just one problem - first they have to find the kite. Their search brings up lots of wonderful memories of previous adventures together, but when they finally make it outside, their adventure really takes off!

Storm

Storm

Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

It's blowing up a storm, and a boy and his grandad decide it's the perfect weather for kite-flying. There's just one problem - first they have to find the kite. Their search brings up lots of wonderful memories of previous adventures together, but when they finally make it outside, their adventure really takes off!

Rain (Mini Gift)

Rain (Mini Gift)

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Sam wants to go out but it's pouring with rain, so he and Grandpa decide to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa gets on with his important paperwork. Grandpa seems to have a VERY important letter to write. Then that very important letter has to be posted, despite the rain and floods. As they finally go outside, Sam and Grandpa have a magical adventure. Rain is the follow-up to the acclaimed Snow; and is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather.

Snow (Mini Gift Edition)

Snow (Mini Gift Edition)

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The ground is covered in snow and one little boy can't WAIT to get outside and play. But his grandad is taking SO LONG to get ready . . . When they finally leave the house, they have a very surprising adventure! A beautiful mini hardback gift edition of Sam Usher's bestselling SNOW, complete with glittering cover finish.

Sun

Sun

Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

It's the hottest day of the year, the perfect day for a boy and his grandad to set off on an adventure - and the perfect day to share a picnic with pirates!

Sun

Sun

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

It's the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It's just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share... Sun is the third title in Sam Usher's acclaimed seasonal series, following on from Snow and Rain. Combined sales of Snow and Rain total over 70,000 copies.

Rain

Rain

Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Sam wants to go out but it's pouring with rain, so he and Grandpa decide to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa gets on with his important paperwork. Grandpa seems to have a VERY important letter to write. Then that very important letter has to be posted, despite the rain and floods. As they finally go outside, Sam and Grandpa have a magical adventure. Rain is the follow-up to the acclaimed Snow; and is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather.

Rain

Rain

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Sam wants to go out but it's pouring with rain, so he and Grandpa decide to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa gets on with his important paperwork. Grandpa seems to have a VERY important letter to write. Then that very important letter has to be posted, despite the rain and floods. As they finally go outside, Sam and Grandpa have a magical adventure. Rain is the follow-up to the acclaimed Snow; and is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather.

Snow

Snow

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Every child loves a snow day - no school and snowball fights galore! But Sam has to wait for his Grandad. Trying to hurry him up, Sam tells Grandad all the other kids have gone to the park... and all the local dogs... and all the zoo animals! Only when they finally arrive does Grandad see Sam was telling the truth - and both of them get stuck in having fun on their snow day!

Snow

Snow

Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Every child loves a snow day - no school and snowball fights galore! But Sam has to wait for his Grandad. Trying to hurry him up, Sam tells Grandad all the other kids have gone to the park... and all the local dogs... and all the zoo animals! Only when they finally arrive does Grandad see Sam was telling the truth - and both of them get stuck in having fun on their snow day!

Can You See Sassoon?

Can You See Sassoon?

Author: Sam Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

This is Sassoon. He likes to hide, Can you find him? Look inside! Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-and-seek with his friends. Filled with fun and silly things to spot, this colourful book from exciting new talent, Sam Usher, is guaranteed to delight!

Can You See Sassoon?

Can You See Sassoon?

Author: Sam Usher Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2011

This is Sassoon. He likes to hide, Can you find him? Look inside! Meet Sassoon the snake as he plays hide-and-seek with his friends. Filled with fun and silly things to spot, this colourful book from exciting new talent, Sam Usher, is guaranteed to delight!

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