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Brookwood Primary School

Brookwood Primary School

Brookwood Primary School

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Can You Guess the Author?

Let me introduce this week's topic to you.  It is an author and an illustrator too!  With more than forty books to his name, his detailed pictures have brought him fame.  As a child he would often paint or draw, for hours with his father but still draw more.  There were different jobs he wanted to do; a boxer, a journalist and cartoonist too.  He lived in his father's pub and after school, would tell stories sitting on a bar stool.  Gorillas feature in more than one book, due to their strong but silent look.  He says they are also great to draw, strong but gentle to the core. 'The Tunnel' is a story he is known for, as a boy a dark one he did explore.  Poet Laureate for not one year but two, which is not an easy thing to do.  In 2000 he got a special writing reward, The Hans Christian Anderson award.  So one thing is left for me to do and and it's to ask if you can guess who!