I must also mention the welcome reissue in January of Foreman's The Little Ships which has been out of print for some time and has been sorely missed. Written by Louise Borden in a poetic style, this is a moving account for children of all ages of the evacuation of Dunkirk. (Marylin Brocklehurst Bookseller
Their dramatic and touching story is vivdly brought to life in this atmospheric picture book with poetic style writing and animated illustrations. (Primary Times
Stunning watercolour illustrations bring this piece of history to dramatic life. (Angels and Urchins
A fascinating book and a welcome reissue. (Carousel
The striking and evocative text is equally matched with the distinctive and powerful illustrations from Michael Foreman. (School Librarian
About the Author
Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. For several years she taught young children and later was part owner of a bookshop in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks to students about the writing process. She has written a number of picture books, including Just in Time for Christmas
, illustrated by Ted Lewin, The Watching Game
, illustrated by Teri Weidner, and, with co-author Mary Kay Kroeger, Paperboy
, illustrated by Ted Lewin. Louise lives with her family in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Michael Foreman trained at the Lowestoft Art School, St. Martin's School of Art, and the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated numerous books for children and has also written and illustrated many books of his own, including War Game
, a moving Christmas story based on a true incident in World War I, and War Boy
, an account of his own childhood in England, which was one of The New York Times
Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1990 and winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Michael lives in Putney.