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The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army

Written by Michael Foreman

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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LoveReading View on The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army

Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, June 2015  Award-winning author/illustrator Michael Foreman brilliantly releases everyone’s favourite characters from a story and turns them into a powerful new army which can stop the building of a new superstore and so save a very special bookshop.  Led by Origami Girl, Puss in Boots, Alice and the White Rabbit, the Tin Man and Toad of Toad Hall storm the Houses of Parliament to persuade them to stop plans. When that doesn’t work, Origami Girl calls up reinforcements and soon Robin Hood, Long John Silver, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and the Little Princess are squaring up to the bulldozers and diggers on the building site. Can the Origami army win? Michael Foreman celebrates the power of favourite characters to win over hearts and minds! Julia Eccleshare

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for June 2015 

It's a Groovy World, Alfredo by Sean Taylor

The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army by Michael Foreman

Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes

The King's Shadow by Philip Womack

The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army Synopsis

When the Mayor decides to close down Joey's favourite bookshop in order to build a big superstore, Joey calls upon his friend, Origami Girl, to help. Origami Girl creates an army out of characters from famous children's books to put a stop to the mayor and the builders before it is too late!

The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army Press Reviews

'One of the great British illustrators, Foreman comes out strongly this time for endangered booksellers and libraries' -- Nicholas Tucker Independent

'Michael Foreman celebrates the power of favourite characters to win over hearts and minds!' Lovereading, Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month

'A must for librarians and lovers of books everywhere.' The School Librarian

'Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets.'  Independent 

'Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.' Quentin Blake

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783442089
Publication date: 22/06/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783441204
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783441204
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Author: Michael Foreman
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...

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