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One World

Written by Michael Foreman

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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One World Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

Michael Foreman’s dazzling watercolours bring the beauty of the natural world into readers’ hands in this outstanding picture book, reminding us all how precious our planet is, and how we need to care for it. A little girl watches the sun rise and then the moon as it follows, and thinks of all the creatures under the sky.  With her brother, she explores the seashore and together they create a mini-world in a rockpool. This shows them just how fragile nature is, and the threat it faces from pollution. Together brother and sister clean the pool and determine to ask other children to help.  First published thirty years ago, One World is recognised as a classic, and its message is even more important today. A beautiful, inspiring and timely book.

Andrea Reece

One World Synopsis

Celebrating 30 years since publication, One World’s message of ocean plastics, global warming and carbon footprints is more relevant today than ever before.

A brother and sister spend their day playing on the beach by a rock pool. They create their own tiny marine world in a bucket and, with its wildlife, shells, oil and even a tin can, it is a microcosm of the larger world outside.

With a series of stunning watercolours, the multi award-winning Michael Foreman makes clear his underlying concern about pollution within the environment.

One World Press Reviews

His depiction of the children and the life of the seashore is accurate yet lyrical, with several interesting shifts in perspective. The little girl, refreshingly, is definitely the leader. -- School Library Journal

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

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ISBN: 9781849393041
Publication date: 02/01/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849393041
Publication date: 2nd January 2020
Author: Michael Foreman
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Animals
Collections: Green Reads,

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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