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Brita Granstrom - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. 



Featured books by Brita Granstrom

Other books by Brita Granstrom

Seasons Before the War

Seasons Before the War

Author: Bernice Morgan Illustrator: Brita Granstrom Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a world where the First World War was history and the Second World War unimaginable - in a world before drones or space ships, before we had split the atom or invented plastic, before computers or video games even before television - even the, children played in the hilly streets and empty fields of St. John's. Originally commissioned by the internationally renowned Shallaway Youth Choir of Newfoundland and Labrador for a Christmas concert, Bernice Morgans Seasons Before the War is a delightful, unsentimental remembrance of growing up in St. Johns, Newfoundland just before the city, and the world, changed irrevocably with the advent of WWII. This slightly fictionalized telling explores the delights of every day and of each season: how Bernice and her siblings played and passed their timewatching the fire trucks put out fires at the local dump, going for messages at nearby shops, listening to stories by the kitchen stoveand the bigger moments of starting school, and anticipating Christmas. Charged with the bright wonder of a childs view, the book nevertheless contains the shadow of change; war and its implications for childhood are in the offing. Artwork by acclaimed UK-based illustrator Brita Granstroem beautifully captures the sweet nostalgia of Morgans words and the joys of childhood. Soft and playful, yet detailed and accurate, the illustrations add immeasurably to the book, making it as much an art book as a storybook. With beautiful paper, thoughtful design, and exceptional production values, this is a book to be shared between generations.

Dolphin Baby

Dolphin Baby

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Follow baby Dolphin on his great adventure in the big blue ocean with this perfect first reference book, teeming with new discoveries. The moment Dolphin Baby pops into the blue, he swims up, up, up ... and takes his very first breath. From then on, the baby calf swims close to his mother's side, discovering all there is to know about life under the sea. Dolphin has lots to learn including making new friends, catching his first fish, whistling ... and saying his own name in special dolphin-sound!

The Secrets of Stonehenge

The Secrets of Stonehenge

Author: Mick Manning Illustrator: Brita Granstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our Stone-Age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site from so far away? How did they raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? This is the incredible true story of this awe-inspiring monument - one of the greatest ancient sites in the world and a World Heritage Site. This fascinating picture information book provides all the facts about the most important prehistoric monument in Britain.

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