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Memories of Childhood
     

Memories of Childhood

by Michael Foreman
 

When they were first published more than a decade ago, both War Boy and After the War Was Over were met with huge acclaim, with War Boy winning Britain's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Now for the first time, these two remarkable books are brought together in a limited-edition volume. In War Boy, Michael Foreman looks back on his own

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When they were first published more than a decade ago, both War Boy and After the War Was Over were met with huge acclaim, with War Boy winning Britain's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. Now for the first time, these two remarkable books are brought together in a limited-edition volume. In War Boy, Michael Foreman looks back on his own wartime childhood in an English coastal village and at life on the front line of battle. Written and illustrated with the same simplicity and gentle humor, After the War Was Over shows us that same village from 1945 onwards, when victory bonfires burned, and where bombsites were turned into playgrounds for the children of peacetime. Such a memorable picture of life in the 1940s and 1950s will have a poignancy for earlier generations while captivating and informing the imaginations of children today.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With a limited print run of 5,000 copies, signed and numbered by the author, Michael Foreman's Memories of Childhood combines his two autobiographical tales. Of the first, War Boy, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, PW wrote, "A book to be savored equally by those who share Foreman's memories and those experiencing the coming-of-age discoveries he illuminates with generosity and humor." Its sequel is After the War Was Over. Delicate drawings and watercolors create a you-are-there experience of WWII and its aftermath. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862054080
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Foreman is one of the outstanding creators of children's picture books today. He has won an array of prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Children's Book Award.

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