Roger Hargreaves

Roger Hargreaves


Born
in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1935

Died
September 11, 1988


Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May 1935 – 11 September 1988) was an English author and illustrator of children's books, notably the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. He is Britain's third best-selling author, having sold more than 100 million books.

Hargreaves was born in a private hospital at 201 Bath Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England, to Alfred Reginald and Ethel Mary Hargreaves, and grew up in High Lees, 703 Halifax Road, also in Cleckheaton, outside of which there now is a commemorative plaque. He spent a year working in his father's laundry and dry-cleaning business before starting out in advertising. But his original ambition was to be a cartoonist; and, in 1971, while he was working as the creative
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Average rating: 3.93 · 48,756 ratings · 2,432 reviews · 709 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mr. Tickle

3.95 avg rating — 3,731 ratings — published 1971 — 35 editions
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Little Miss Bossy

4.01 avg rating — 1,967 ratings — published 1981 — 26 editions
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Mr. Messy

4.06 avg rating — 1,878 ratings — published 1972 — 27 editions
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Mr. Happy (Mr. Men, #3)

3.98 avg rating — 1,841 ratings — published 1971 — 47 editions
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Mr. Bump

4.02 avg rating — 1,617 ratings — published 1971 — 30 editions
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Little Miss Sunshine

3.99 avg rating — 1,247 ratings — published 1981 — 32 editions
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Little Miss Chatterbox

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,046 ratings — published 1980 — 29 editions
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Little Miss Naughty

3.98 avg rating — 998 ratings — published 1981 — 30 editions
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Mr. Greedy

3.96 avg rating — 944 ratings — published 1971 — 25 editions
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Mr. Funny

3.93 avg rating — 912 ratings — published 1976 — 23 editions
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More books by Roger Hargreaves…
Mr. Tickle Mr. Greedy Mr. Happy Mr. Nosey Mr. Sneeze Mr. Bump Mr. Snow
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Little Miss Bossy Little Miss Naughty Little Miss Neat Little Miss Sunshine Little Miss Tiny Little Miss Trouble Little Miss Giggles
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Hippo, Potto & Mouse Hippo Leaves Home
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4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings

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