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Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories.
HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
When Granny leaves her umbrella behind, Mum asks Milo to take it to her. Along the way, Milo encounters pirates, dinosaurs and aliens as he is swept into a rather unexpected and truly amazing adventure...
A Sunday Times Best Children's Books of the Year.
'Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion.' Quentin Blake
Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold?
‘A perfectly paced story about passion, dedication and what they might bring, accompanied by Foreman’s tender drawings… You might say he has the hand of God… Vital reading for aspiring Harry Kanes everywhere.’ THE TIMES (Book of the Week)
'Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets.’ INDEPENDENT
When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her kittens find themselves all alone. Left to fend for themselves they don't know how to survive, until an unlikely new friend comes along... an old dog who looks after them until mum returns.
"One of my earliest memories is lying on the floor in front of the kitchen fire, drawing..." Michael Foreman
During the war, paper was in short supply but, the large biscuit tins delivered to his Mum's shop were lined with white paper. The tins were about twelve inches square, so unfolded, the paper would be four feet long. Perfect for drawings of marching soldiers and convoys of tanks, the village traffic of his childhood.
This is a celebration of Michael's life as a master storyteller and illustrator told through his own autobiographical tales, diary extracts, original sketches and illustrations from his award-winning publications. Beginning with his childhood in wartime Suffolk and his early career as a young artist, and culminating with his collaborations with world-famous authors Terry Jones, Michael Morpurgo and Quentin 'BLOOMIN' Blake, this book showcases his 'greatest hits', and reveals the places, stories and people that inspired him along the way.
Divided into three parts:
- Memories of Childhood (Looking through War Boy, After the War Was Over and War Game.)
- Far-Flung Places (Looking through Treasure Island, Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, World of Fairy Tales and Classic Fairy Tales.)
- Friends and Collaborators (Looking through Eric the Viking, Fairy Tales, Nicobobinus, Animal Tales, Fantastic Stories, Arthur, Robin Hood, Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid and Farm Boy.)
'I have been lucky with writers. None have been real trouble. Some I never met. Some I meet only after the book is finished, and some, the easiest to get along with, are the dead ones. Most become friends.' Michael Foreman
When he finds out who is crying, the littlest dinosaur has to be much braver than he thought he could be.
Brilliantly read by Claire Skinner. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.
Superfrog is back on another urgent mission - rubbish from the big, grey city is polluting his pond! Once again it is up to everyone's favourite Superhero to save the day!
'Michael Foreman is deservedly in the first rank of children’s illustrators with his mastery of brilliant watercolours.' Sunday Times