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Laurence Anholt

Autor/a de Camille and the Sunflowers

111 obres 5,391 Membres 98 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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. mostra'n menys


Obres de Laurence Anholt

Camille and the Sunflowers (1994) 754 exemplars
Degas and the Little Dancer (1996) 646 exemplars
All About You (1991) 559 exemplars
Leonardo and the Flying Boy (2000) 409 exemplars
One, Two, Three, Count with Me (1993) 233 exemplars
Matisse the King of Color (2007) 136 exemplars
Billy and the Big New School (1997) 82 exemplars
Chimp and Zee (2001) 80 exemplars
Snow White And The Seven Aliens (1998) 71 exemplars
The Twins, Two by Two (1992) 49 exemplars
Sophie and the New Baby (1995) 47 exemplars
Harry's Home (1999) 43 exemplars
Chimp and Zee and the Big Storm (2002) 43 exemplars
Jack and the Dreamsack (2003) 41 exemplars
Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story (2014) 32 exemplars
Big Book of Families (1998) 29 exemplars
The Forgotten Forest (1648) 28 exemplars
The Magpie Song (1995) 26 exemplars
The New Puppy (1995) 25 exemplars
The Hypnotist (2015) 24 exemplars
Going to Playgroup (1992) 22 exemplars
Anholt's Artists Activity Book (2012) 21 exemplars
Two Nests (2013) 21 exemplars
Little Copy Cub (1999) 16 exemplars
A Child's Gift of Art (2002) 16 exemplars
Summerhouse (1999) 15 exemplars
Babies Love Books (2009) — Autor — 13 exemplars
Seven for a Secret (2006) 13 exemplars
Chimp and Zee's Noisy Book (2002) 12 exemplars
Silly Jack and the Bean Stack (1999) 9 exemplars
Old King Cole Played in Goal (2003) 8 exemplars
Babies, babies, babies! (2012) 7 exemplars
Mary, Mary, Fried Canary (1781) 7 exemplars
Knee-High Norman (1996) 6 exemplars
Animal Friends (1991) 6 exemplars
We Love Bears (2011) 6 exemplars
Small Stories of Great Artists (2002) 6 exemplars
Dos historias increíbles (1901) 4 exemplars
Bear Skates (1994) 3 exemplars
Tom Thumb, the Tiny Spook (2015) 3 exemplars
Clothes (Chunky Board Books) (2000) 3 exemplars
The Big Book of Love (2015) 3 exemplars
Ceniciento (1999) 2 exemplars
Gli occhi della libertà (2017) 2 exemplars
Chimp and Zee Play (2007) 2 exemplars
Jack and the Giant Spiderweb (2015) 2 exemplars
Cinderella at the Vampire Ball (2014) 1 exemplars
Knee-High Normal 1 exemplars
Het nieuwe hondje 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Dorset, England, UK
children's book author
bookshop owner
Anholt, Catherine (wife)



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 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | May 26, 2022 |



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