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Laurence Anholt

Forfatter af Camille and the Sunflowers

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Laurence Anholt spent his early childhood in Holland where he developed a passion for Art. Before he attended school for his passion, Anholt worked as a Hotel-Night-Receptionist, a Carpenter, a Schoolteacher and an Art Lecturer, among various other odd jobs. Anholt studied painting for eight years vis mere and earned a Master's Degree from the Royal Academy of Art in London. He met his wife and partner Catherine at the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. The first books the husband and wife team published were about a small pig called Truffles, in 1983 for their oldest daughter, Claire. Laurence writes all of their books and Catherine has illustrated about half of them. Laurence also illustrates his own books, in particular the bestselling series about great artists. Their work has won many awards, including the Nestlé Smarties Gold Award, the Kids' Club Network Award, the Right Start Toy and Book Award three times, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award twice, the English Association Four to Eleven Awards twice, the US Children's Media Award and the CCBC Choices 2001 twice. They have over 70 children's titles in print. Anholt is also a public speaker and has made appearances at the European Council of International Schools Conference, The UK's Northern Children's Book Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the Edinburgh Festival and the Hay-on-Wye Festival. He also helped to judge the prestigious Nestlé Smarties Award. vis mindre


Værker af Laurence Anholt

Camille and the Sunflowers (1994) 769 eksemplarer
Degas and the Little Dancer (1996) 673 eksemplarer
All About You (1991) 573 eksemplarer
The Magical Garden of Claude Monet (1997) 461 eksemplarer
Leonardo and the Flying Boy (2000) 427 eksemplarer
Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail (1998) 359 eksemplarer
One, Two, Three, Count with Me (1993) 236 eksemplarer
Matisse the King of Color (2007) 146 eksemplarer
Billy and the Big New School (1997) 87 eksemplarer
Chimp and Zee (2001) 81 eksemplarer
Snow White And The Seven Aliens (1998) 75 eksemplarer
The Twins, Two by Two (1992) 51 eksemplarer
Sophie and the New Baby (1995) 47 eksemplarer
Chimp and Zee and the Big Storm (2002) 45 eksemplarer
Harry's Home (1999) 45 eksemplarer
Jack and the Dreamsack (2003) 41 eksemplarer
Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story (2014) 35 eksemplarer
Big Book of Families (1998) 32 eksemplarer
The Forgotten Forest (1648) 28 eksemplarer
The New Puppy (1995) 28 eksemplarer
The Magpie Song (1995) 26 eksemplarer
The Hypnotist (2015) 23 eksemplarer
Going to Playgroup (1992) 22 eksemplarer
Two Nests (2013) 22 eksemplarer
Anholt's Artists Activity Book (2012) 21 eksemplarer
Monkey Around with Chimp and Zee (2002) 18 eksemplarer
A Child's Gift of Art (2002) 16 eksemplarer
Summerhouse (1999) 16 eksemplarer
Little Copy Cub (1999) 16 eksemplarer
Babies Love Books (2009) — Forfatter — 13 eksemplarer
Seven for a Secret (2006) 13 eksemplarer
Chimp and Zee's Noisy Book (2002) 12 eksemplarer
Old King Cole Played in Goal (2003) 9 eksemplarer
Silly Jack and the Bean Stack (1999) 8 eksemplarer
Mary, Mary, Fried Canary (1781) 7 eksemplarer
Knee-High Norman (1996) 6 eksemplarer
We Love Bears (2011) 6 eksemplarer
Animal Friends (1991) 6 eksemplarer
Small Stories of Great Artists (2002) 6 eksemplarer
Babies, babies, babies! (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Dos historias increíbles (1901) 4 eksemplarer
Ben the Bendiest Boy (One & Only) (1999) 4 eksemplarer
Bear Skates (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Voor het eerst naar de peuterklas (1992) 3 eksemplarer
Clothes (Chunky Board Books) (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Tom Thumb, the Tiny Spook (2015) 3 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Love (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Ceniciento (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Jack and the Giant Spiderweb (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Gli occhi della libertà (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Chimp and Zee Play (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Not More Seriously Silly Stories! (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Cinderella at the Vampire Ball (2014) 1 eksemplar
Knee-High Normal 1 eksemplar
Het nieuwe hondje 1 eksemplar

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Fairy-tale meets space opera in this amusing pastiche of the classic Brothers Grimm story concerning that unfortunate brother and sister, Hansel and Gretel. Though loved by their hapless father, who runs a highly unsuccessful knitting shop, the siblings find themselves ejected into space by their hateful, rocket-inventing stepmother, Luna Tick. Finding their way home the first time through an unraveling sweater, they are not so lucky the second, encountering the Space Witch in her broomstick rocket, and accompanying her back to her volcanic home. Can Hansel and Gretel escape the witch, who is intent on eating them...?

One of six entries in author Laurence Anholt and illustrator Arthur Robins' Seriously Silly Scary Fairy Tales series, which offer up lighthearted retellings of frightening fair-tales, Hansel and Gretel and the Space Witch is a book I tracked down (why else?) because of my interest in highly illustrated children's books featuring witches. More than half of each page here is devoted to Robins' artwork, so although this is more textually advanced than an early reader—I would classify it with beginning chapter books, in terms of level, despite it not having chapters—it fits the parameters of my "witchy witches" project.

In any case, I found the book entertaining, appreciating the humorous tone, and the way in which this familiar story is adapted, with the forest becoming outer space, and the witch's cottage becoming a space dome on a volcano-littered alien planet. As for the witch herself, I appreciated some of the details of her appearance, from her claw-like fingers to her long nose, tied in a knot. I think young readers who are just graduating from leveled early readers to longer fiction will enjoy this one as well, particularly if they like fairy tales, space adventures, and/or frightening stories, all told with tongue-in-cheek humor.
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AbigailAdams26 | Apr 20, 2023 |
My kid loves this book. Heaps of different things to point at and name. And a couple of loveable heroes chimp and zee (took me a couple of reads till that joke sank in).
benkaboo | Aug 18, 2022 |
Twist on sleeping beauty. Instead of getting pricked by spindle or a rose thorn, Beauty gets addicted to a computer game! Well written, rolls off the tongue.

4yo (girl) and 7yo (boy) loved this so much they had me read it twice in a row.
mvolz | Jul 10, 2022 |
Brings the book into the world of Monet's water gardens and painting studio through the eyes of a young girl visitor.
KSchellVT | 7 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2022 |



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