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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
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
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!
'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
|Publication date:||18th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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 ...More About Michael Foreman
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