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Books by Mick Manning

  • The Brontes - Children of the Moors

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: CAZGM
    Paperback
    Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte, this book introduces the three extraordinary Bronte sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form. The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.
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  • The Story of Paintings

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: BHENY
    Hardback
    The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velazquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
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  • The History of Prehistory

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: BZMEU
    Hardback
    Paddle down the river of time on an amazing prehistoric journey - all you need to bring is your imagination! Witness the fiery beginnings of our Earth, and the explosion of life on our planet. Fly with a pterosaur! Hang out with apes! Ride a mammoth! Help to make an amazing cave painting and witness the first ever writing - a hymn to the Moon Goddess! An exciting, action-packed introduction to prehistory, from first life on Earth to the beginning of recorded history.
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  • Books! Books! Books!

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: AYEOG
    Hardback
    A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin; a HUGE atlas that takes six people to lift it; a tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution; the original handwritten manuscript of Alice in Wonderland; books so rare and valuable they are kept in a bomb-proof store-room. The British Library is an amazing place! From man-eating monsters and brave knights to wicked witches, lost children, haunted moors, magical creatures and flying machines award-winning duo Mick and Brita bring to life the amazing and extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of the largest library in the world - the BRITISH LIBRARY. LET'S GO INSIDE!
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  • What's My Family Tree?

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: AXGOX
    Paperback
    The book does not just explain straightforward connections like uncle or sister, but also sensitively introduces the idea of step-families, half-brothers and even adoption. The book celebrates the family in all its forms, encouraging not only a respect for your relatives but also other families around you, recognizing that no one family is the same. This book is one in a loosely-related series by award-winners Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom which takes an informative but friendly look at some of concerns of young children that relate to their immediate world and which they need to understand as part of 'growing up'. In doing so, they also provide an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher who is helping children understand these issues. Perfect for readers ages 7 and up.
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  • How Will I Grow?

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: AWOBB
    Paperback
    How Will I Grow? is a sensitive and straightforward introduction to how we change from a baby into an adult. Find out how bones grow; why our milk teeth fall out; what we need to do to be strong and healthy.Friendly questions and answers also explore what happens to boys and girls when they reach puberty. Sharing this book is the perfect way to answer those questions about growing up. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Wonderwise: Stone Age Bone Age!

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: APYOD
    Paperback 5 years +
    Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight. Discover for yourself just how clever our stone age ancestors were! The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • The Art Course

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: AOLIF
    Hardback 7 years +
    An inspiring project-based art course from multi-award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. This comprehensive guide will introduce children to the joys of drawing from life, collage, painting, printmaking and more. The content is based on the couple's extensive experience, particularly the ten years Mick spent as a course leader at Glasgow School of Art and as an assessor for the RCA. Packed with novelties, including an in-built sketchpad, a colour wheel, a stencil and composition viewer, this is a ready-made activity kit ready for kids to pick up and get creative.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree Infact: Level 8: Beaks and Feet

    Mick Manning

    Product Code: AMJZW
    Paperback 5 years +
    There are a lot of birds in Beaks and Feet. Can you guess who the beaks belong to? Then find out how beaks and feet help some animals to survive in their habitats. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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