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My Uncle's Dunkirk: My Uncle's Dunkirk

Written by Mick Manning

Illustrated by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Part of the My Uncle's Dunkirk Series

My Uncle's Dunkirk: My Uncle's Dunkirk Synopsis

Inspired by his uncle's experiences, Mick Manning's simple but moving story invites children to travel from the safe familiarity of a seaside holiday to the beaches of Dunkirk to discover one of Britain's most tragic and heroic events of the Second World War. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum.

My Uncle's Dunkirk: My Uncle's Dunkirk Press Reviews

Very interesting and colourful. * Cork Evening Echo * Inspiring... simply told and yet shockingly moving. * Connexion * Through the picture book medium this cleverly tells the story of a relative reluctant to tell of his wartime memories. * School Librarian * An evocative and moving account of a young man's experience of the events of 1940. * Books For Keeps * Mick Mannings moving story invites children to discover one of Britain's most tragic and heroic wartime events. * Best of British *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749693428
Publication date: 26th May 2011
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Mick Manning

Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granstroem (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major ...

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