A Treasury of Stories for Eight Year Olds

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Edward Blishen
Kingfisher, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 157 pages
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This superb collection has been specially chosen to be read to eight-year-olds, but all ages will enjoy the variety and excellence of these stories of wacky ghosts, animals, wizards, kings and princesses. Illustrations.

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Edward Blishen was born on April 29, 1920. He was an English author and broadcaster. He may be known best for the first of two children's novels based on Greek mythology, written with Leon Garfield, and illustrated by Charles Keeping. For The God Beneath the Sea, Blishen and Garfield won the 1970 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognizing the year's best children's book in England. Blishen was born in Hertfordshire, England. He died on December 13, 1996.

During the '70's in his native Liverpool, Mick played guitar in a number of bands, including The Glass Torpedoes and Nightmares in Wax, with whom he made a couple of records. As the insecurity of a musician's life became more and more apparent, his interest in art grew, and he began studying art and design. This eventually led him to the Liverpool School of Art, from which he received Honours in Illustration in 1989. His lively ink and watercolor work has proven very popular with many publishers, and he has illustrated over 250 books. One of his largest projects recently was the interior illustrations for a 45-book series called Puppy Patrol (Macmillan UK), which to date has sold nearly 2 million copies. Mick and his wife Eugenie live across the river from Liverpool with their cat Nellie.

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