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Meet Wenlock and Mandeville (London 2012 Story) [Paperback]

Barry Timms , Michael Morpurgo
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Book Description

7 July 2011 London 2012 Story
George the steelworker is working his very last day before retirement. He signs his name on a huge girder that will become part of the [London 2012] [stadium] and his colleagues give a big cheer. But before George leaves he picks up two molten fragments that have fallen from the girder and puts them in his bag. That night, George works in his shed, shaping the two drops of metal into little figures - one for his grandson Jack; the other for his granddaughter Lily. A miraculous surprise awaits the children in the morning - for once unwrapped, and placed on the windowsill, the figures are hit by the beams of a [rainbow], breaking through the clouds. At one, they shiver into life and begin to move. Before long they are attempting to talk and are rushing around the attic room, which is full of photographs and books about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. But this is just the beginning of their wonderful journey of discovery. The rainbow returns and Wenlock and Mandeville - as they will come to be known - set off on its brilliant beams to learn more about the wonderful country they have arrived in, and the amazing sports that will make up the London 2012 Games.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847324959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847324955
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adapted from a story by Michael Morpurgo OBE , an award-winning author of over 100 books for children. His bestselling titles include Butterfly Lion, Private Peaceful and War Horse, to name but a few. Michael was the Children's Laureate from 2003-2005. He lives in Devon with his wife Clare and together they run the charity Farms for City Children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a great book 30 Sep 2012
By dottie
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I got this book for my son who is mad on wenlock and mandeville. It is all about a grand father who works at metal factory where they are making part of the olympic stadium.when they lift the metal in place some bits fall off when they are cold the grandfather pickes them up and takes them home there he works the metal into Wenlock and mandeville and then they come to life.My son loves this story each night we have to read it I would buy it again and again and big children will love the story too
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice book for a child 10 Dec 2013
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this book was for my 11 year old son who loves the olympics,this was perfect for his collection on london 2012
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5.0 out of 5 stars Living the story behind the olympics 12 Aug 2013
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A great story of how the two mascots for the Olympics were made. A good story for kids interested in the Olympics. suitable for younger children.
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Bought as a gift for my daughters, this second copy is to ensure that they both have one as a memory of the 2012 Games. Delightful story of the creation of the mascots, simple easy to read for the youngsters with wonderful illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 9 Jun 2013
By N. Bird
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This book is great. It tells the story about how the olympic mascots were made and came to life. A lovely read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars new book 9 April 2013
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This book was in very good condition as stated. It arrived promptly and it was just what i expected from the description given.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for the classroom 15 Mar 2013
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My wife is a primary teacher and thought that a book on the London 2012 Olympics would go down well with her Year 2 class - and it did. Many thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Wenlock and Mandeville 8 Feb 2013
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This is a lovely story for young children. It is a picture book story about the Olympics and has excellent pictures.
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