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Fortunately, Unfortunately [Paperback]

Michael Foreman
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13 Jan 2011

When Granny leaves her umbrella behind, Mum asks Milo to take it to her. Along the way, Milo encounters pirates, dinosaurs and aliens as he is swept into a rather unexpected and truly amazing adventure...

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen (13 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849392242
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849392242
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's most celebrated illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with many great authors including Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones. He also writes and illustrates his own books, including 'War Boy' and 'War Game' - winners of the Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Book Prize respectively - and 'After the War was Over'. Michael has also illustrated many classic children's books including 'Treasure Island', 'Peter Pan and Wendy', 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

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"Full colour, action and comedy, this exciting story invites children to anticipate events and join in with repetitions." (Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times Year's Best Children's Books)

"A fun and exciting good news/bad news book in its own right" (Keith Dudhnath The Bookbag)

"The perfect fusing of words and pictures will captivate and lead a young reader through this wonderful drama." (Carousel Magazine)

"A riveting and cleverly constructed tale. Foreman's distinctive illustrations invite the reader's exploration and tell as much or more of the story as do the words." (Jill Bennett Books for Keeps)

"A great story to share with children and then share again." (Armadillo Magazine)

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A rip-roaring tale from this multi-award winning picture book creator.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fortunately I was lucky enough to be sent this! 11 Sep 2013
This is a story about a little boy, who heads off to grandma's house because she left her umbrella at their house. Along the way the boy meets many different characters and animals. Throughout the story fortunately and unfortunately are used as they boy comes across things in his path.

I read this to a class of 5 year old's and they loved the story, they were joining in with 'fortunately' and 'unfortunately' and really loved the illustrations. At some points I had to go back to the pictures for the children to view for longer!

The journey to grandma is a magical one, going through time zones (such as dinosaurs) and visiting space, traveling on a boat with pirates and even getting lost in a whale!

There was so much to discuss in this story and I felt it really helped the children with their imagination. At the end we discussed the book and the children spoke about their favourite parts, many of them loved the end with the surprise jewels!

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me this book - this has not effected my review in any way.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fortunately, Unfortunately by Michael Foreman 13 July 2013
By anagi
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I bought this book and three others by Michael Foreman for my 4 year old granddaughter. She had borrowed the book from the library and wanted her own copy. This is a funny, lovely book for small children. However, her two older sisters aged 9 and 10 also love the book. Michael Foreman writes thought provoking stories for children; they carry a message without labouring the point, almost incidental. I would recommend his books for children of all ages. Adults will love them too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 18 Feb 2012
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I bought this book for my son and nephew and they both think it's brilliant. It goes from one disaster to another and is very funny. The boys love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching aid. 28 Feb 2014
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The book seems ideal to demonstrate how to correctly use the adverbs as sentence starters - I'll be using it with my Y5 class. Really good examples given and even though I'll be using it with 9/10 year olds, I'm sure they'll enjoy the situations in the story and will not think it's too young for them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it from CAR 13 Feb 2014
When my daughter who is now 22 yrs old was little we used to play a game in the car with Grannie and Grandad called 'Fortunately and Unfortunately!' We loved it and i still play it now with my class of 26 7 year olds. so when i saw this book i had to buy one for myself and one for my daughter. i am sure it will bring back lots of memories for her.
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