... here is a story that addresses the inner problems of the growing child and does so without heavy didacticism. A great benefit is that it is written at the level of a relatively easy read for the Year 3 or Year 4 child
A great way to link geographical work with PSHE or to extend it through the Literacy Hour..
'Caroline Binch’s illustrations of The Gambia are carefully observed and beautifully executed.'
(Books for Keeps
About the Author
Mary Hoffman has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace
, first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Together with its sequels, Grace and Family
and Princess Grace
, and the storybooks Starring Grace, Encore Grace
and Bravo, Grace
, it has sold around 1.5 million copies. Mary has also written the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families
, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which is now in 15 editions worldwide. Her other books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home, Kings and Queens of the Bible
and An Angel Just Like Me
. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats, and has three grown-up children, all working in the arts.
To visit Mary Hoffman's website click here
To read an interview with Mary Hoffman click here
Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool, which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998.
To visit Caroline's website click here