What Tim liked best at the beach was talking with the old boatman who would tell him all about the sea and ships. But his best friend, Ginger, would always say, "Poof! I have been a sailor boy and know all about the silly old sea," and walk away.
Unfortunately, on the day the old boatman warned about the tides, it would have been better if Ginger had stayed and listened.
First published between 1936, and 1977, Edward Ardizzone's classic Little Tim books have been loved by generations of children for their spirited adventures and totally matter-of-fact tellings by a storyteller who spoke straight to children's imaginations. As Maurice Sendak has said, "The opening lines of the very first story were a droll Ishmaellike call to adventure that gave great promise of wonderful things to come."
We are proud to bring Little Tim to a new generation of readers.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Edward Ardizzone was the eldest of five children. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.Stephen Fry is a national treasure and was born in 1957 in London and brought up in Norfolk. Memorable television appearances included Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. Big screen outings included Wilde, Gosford Park and Peter's Friends. He also read all of the Harry Potter books for the unabridged audiobook edtions.
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