The ruined house of this book was built hundreds of years ago and stands in a quiet valley in the north of England. Long since abandoned by humankind, the ancient house is now a haven for wild plants and insects, birds and butterflies. It's the author's favourite place and here, with sun-dappled water-colours and intriguing facts, he explores and explains its many natural wonders.
Mick Manning has been writing and illustrating non-fiction picture books for twenty years, often sharing the illustration with his partner, the illustrator Brita Granström. Their book awards include: The Smarties Silver Award and The English Association Award (which they have won four times: 2000, 2005, 2008 and most recently in 2011 with Taff in the WAAF, the follow-up to their much loved Tail-End Charlie.) They have been nominated for the ALMA prize in both 2013 and 2014 and their most recent books include: The Beatles, Charlie's War Illustrated and Secrets of Stonehenge.
'Mick Manning and Brita Granström's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman
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