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Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life
Inspired by Charles Dickens’ own words, Mick and Brita Granstrom bring this extraordinary genius to life, revealing Dickens' childhood working in a London boot polish factory and living near the docks in Chatham,and charting his meteoric rise to fame as a young novelist. Follow him as he climbs a volcano, goes on tour to the U.S., presides at a family Christmas, and gives ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
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Mar 10, 2012 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it really liked it
This picture book tells the life of Dickens from three levels - one from actual words of Dickens, from cartoon type facts about the London of Dickens' life, and through speech bubbles. I really liked this one. It makes multiple readings very enjoyable.
Manning went to school in Keighley and then studied at at Bradford College. He studied illustration and graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria) 1979 - 82 and then illustration and animation at the Royal College of Art London 1984-87 . Later he devised and ran the BA honours Illustration option at the Glasgow School of Art while maintaining a freelance career. In ...moreMore about Mick Manning...