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A wonderful celebration of a boy who is thought to be bad but is just... different!
At school, Michael’s teachers despair of him. He is late, scruffy, cheeky and doesn’t listen. He loves reading and sums and science. But NOT the kind that happens in school. While the teachers wag their fingers, Michael gets set for the adventure of his life. Oh, how those teachers have misjudged him! The simple text is effortlessly and perfectly extended in the illustrations.
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'Michael was...different. His teachers said he was the worst boy in the school. He was always late and he was a little scruffy'.
Is there no hope for him at all? Or is it good to be different? Tony Bradman's humorous text and Tony Ross' zany illustrations make Michael the ideal picture book for all children, but particularly for children who are 'different' to their peers in some way.
"Everyone knows an unconventional genius like Michael but it takes a combination like Bradman and wacky cartoon-style illustrator Tony Ross (he of the angry red cheeks and tiny turned-up noses) to bring him to life so effectively." - The Glasgow Herald
|Publication date:||1st January 2009|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Bookshelf Essentials|
Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987. He is a hugely prolific author with a particular passion for bringing history to life for young people. He is a regular at all the major literary festivals, reviews for The Guardian and is the ...More About Tony Bradman