H. Lucas

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (286 of 294)
Location: Leicester, England


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Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War O&hellip by Mick Manning
‘Tough lads, shy lads, mummy’s boys and bullies pushed out of the trenches in their thousands; going over the top into a storm of bullets and explosions’.

These authors know how to draw young readers into a fascinating personal story while passing on a great deal of information. When he was a boy, Mick Manning wondered why his grandfather wore a poppy in his buttonhole on November 11th each year. This book answers that question by relating his grandfather’s story of his experience of the First World War in France, Greece and Palestine from 1914 when he joined up, until the end of the war in 1918. Young readers first meet him as a boy before the war catching rats with his bare… Read more
The Promise by Nicola Davies
The Promise by Nicola Davies
This exceptional picture book has the power to take your breath away whilst filling your soul with hope! On a mean street in a mean city, a young thief makes a bargain with an old woman, who surrenders her bag in return for ‘the promise’ to plant what is within. On opening the bag, the thief finds ‘I held a forest in my arms’ and soon, it is not only the dull grey environment that is transformed. Lyrical language and soft, dream-like illustrations combine to create a mood and emotion that will carry readers of all ages along. The sombre palette makes a huge contribution; even the font is a shade of grey! A thought-provoking tale, with huge potential for philosophical debate in the classroom… Read more
Get Into Art: Animals: Discover great art - and cr&hellip by Susie Brooks
Not only does this lively art book introduce children to a range of artists’ work, including that of Matisse, Degas and Braque, it also helps children acquire the skills and techniques which could enhance their own work. Each double spread features an example of one artist’s work, large enough for young learners to appreciate the composition and palette. There is a clear explanation about what makes the artist interesting and a flap opens to suggest some exciting art activities to try. Susie Brooks picks out just the right sort of detail to fascinate children. For example Maurits Escher intrigued mathematicians with his patterns of objects including fish, insects and birds ‘-but… Read more

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