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Edward Ardizzone - Author

About the Author

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.

 

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The Wrong Side of the Bed

The Wrong Side of the Bed

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

This classic and touching tale by Edward Ardizzone is brought back into print in 2016. One day, Johnny gets out on the wrong side of the bed. His day starts badly and gets worse from there - until he finds a sixpence and decides to turn things around. This wordless story, told only by Ardizzone's trademark cross-hatched illustrations, is a heartwarming story about the very familiar feeling of nothing going your way.

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

Author: Edward Ardizzone, Aingelda Ardizzone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll by Aingelda Ardizzone and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone has been delighting generations of children. There was once a tiny doll who belonged to a girl who did not care for dolls. One day when the little girl was shopping in the supermarket with her mother, she threw the tiny doll into a deep freeze. So the tiny doll had to stay there, cold and lonely, and frightened by people shuffling all the food round her. But someone came along who felt sorry for her, and thought of ways to make her happier, so the tiny doll began to smile again. Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, this simple story with charming black and white drawings by Edward Ardizzone is a perfect book for young children.

Tim All Alone

Tim All Alone

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Little Tim's adventures at sea have delighted generations of children ever since the first book was published in 1936. In this Kate Greenaway winning title, Tim arrives home after a long holiday to find his parents have vanished. He is determined to search the whole wide world, if necessary, to find them, and sets out on a journey filled with sea-faring adventure.

Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint

Sarah and Simon and No Red Paint

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2012

Sarah and Simon live with their father and mother and their baby brother in a big room called a studio. Their father is an artist, and he is busy painting his masterpiece. When it is finished, they will become rich and famous, but in the meantime they are poor, yet very happy. Then one day their father runs out of red paint - and there is no money to buy any more. So Sarah and Simon set out to find some...Edward Ardizzone (1900-79), the acclaimed master of children's book illustration, brings all his skills to bear in this classic and endearing tale, which has been unavailable for over forty years.

The Little Tim Collection With Bonus Audiobook read by Stephen Fry

The Little Tim Collection With Bonus Audiobook read by Stephen Fry

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Some of the saltiest and most satisfying picture books created during the last generation. - Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are Tim has the sort of adventures that every child needs, unshakably rooted in the real world, but unhampered by interference from anxious adults. His stirring but comforting maritime experiences are those a child might dream of - full of storms, shipwrecks and fascinating knots. He deals doggedly with dangers, never stints on chores below deck and always gets home after the voyage. - 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up This is pure escapism and it is refreshing to find a book of such quality surviving and succeeding through generations of readers but still being published today amongst the buzz and fizz of novelty books. www.writeaway.org.uk The combination of exciting action, vivid characters and fabulously detailed illustrations still make the Little Tim series enthralling. - The Ultimate First Book Guide

Tim and Ginger

Tim and Ginger

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2006

Ginger pays no heed to the advice of the old boatman about dangerous tides. When he goes shrimping, he soons gets into trouble. Tim bravely rows a small boat out to sea to find his friend, but danger looms ahead!

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

Author: Edward Ardizzone Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2005

Things don't go to plan for Tim, the youngest ever sailor, when he stows away on board a steamer!

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