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Stories by Firelight
By Shirley Hughes

Stories by Firelight

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Stories by Firelight by Shirley Hughes

Book Awards

  • Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1993.

Book Description

This is an unusual but beautiful collection of poems, prose and wordless picture stories to celebrate the winter season. Throughout the book Hughes' vibrant and sensitive illustrations of wintery scenes link the stories seamlessly.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099186113
ISBN-10: 009918611X
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 210mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Shirley Hughes

Alfie and His Very Best Friend by Shirley Hughes Alfie and His Very Best Friend, Paperback (February 2017)

Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

My First ABC by Shirley Hughes My First ABC, Hardback (September 2016)

A delightful introduction to letters and first words from Shirley Hughes, one of the best-known and most-loved picture book creators.

Alfie's Christmas by Shirley Hughes Alfie's Christmas, Hardback (September 2016)

Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas... But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day! The perfect stocking-filler for Alfie fans everywhere.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Another beguiling thematic collection: poems; stories - including a story-within-a-story in which a child convalescing with her mother's artist friend Morag explores a rocky coast, gets on quietly with her own drawing while Morag works, and enjoys Morag's tale of a selkie wife; a wordless "Midwinter Night's Dream" in which a young somnambulist sees all kinds of benign fantastical creatures lurking around his home; three fine Christmas entries, notably a British barmaid's harried response to "A couple requiring a meal and a bed" ("It's the wrong time of year, as I've already said;/I'd help if I could, with her in that state,/But I'm rushed off my feet and we're so understaffed..."). Best, once again, are Hughes's marvelous illustrations - the glowing lamplight, the gloom brightened by an occasional sunset, the characters observed with matchless wit and affection. As welcome as a cozy blaze on a raw winter day. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Shirley Hughes

Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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