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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.

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.

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