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Charlotte Voake

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) is regarded as one of this country's finest writers of poems and stories for children. In 1956 she was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal; her hymn "Morning Has Broken" is a favourite around the world. Eleanor lived for many years in a little village called Houghton. The children of the village used to gather outside her cottage to play their favourite skipping games, and one day Eleanor went and asked them to recite their rhymes for her. These rhymes, which have been passed down from generation to generation, can be found word-for-word in Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep.

    Charlotte Voake is a distinguished and much-loved illustrator of children's books. Her picture book Ginger was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and won the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award. Charlotte visited Mount Caburn while preparing the illustrations for this book, and found it "an extraordinary place. I could well imagine Elsie Piddock skipping there with Andy-Spandy, Flea-Foot and Heels-o'-Lead. The atmosphere is magical."
    1st April 2008

    Ginger Finds A Home

    The captivating prequel to the award-winning bestseller, Ginger. A little, hungry ginger cat lives on his own in a patc... More

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    1st July 2010

    Ginger And The Mystery Visitor

    This is a third delightful tale about Ginger and his friends from award-winning author-illustrator Charlotte Voake. Ging... More

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    5th May 2011

    A Little Guide to Trees

    What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey ... More

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    1st July 2011

    Cochyn

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    1st October 2015

    Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets

    From acclaimed artist Charlotte Voake comes a perfectly paced, wickedly dark, laugh-out-loud picture book about very uns... More

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    1st April 2008

    Ginger

    An award-winning picture book classic about Ginger, a contented cat who has to deal with a new arrival.Ginger is a very ... More

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    1st November 1985

    Here Comes the Train

    Using wheels to form a train engine that can actually roll, features the tank car, the lunch car, and the caboose.... More

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    1st August 2010

    Tweedle Dee Dee

    A joyous celebration of nature and new life - the perfect book for nature-lovers everywhere! Come into the woods where t... More

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    1st October 2014

    Melissa's Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets

    From acclaimed artist Charlotte Voake comes a perfectly paced, wickedly dark, laugh-out-loud picture book about very uns... More

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    1st May 2002

    Pizza Kittens

    Mum and Dad are fed up of the mess and fuss that accompanies mealtimes. They want their kittens to sit down, eat up and ... More

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    7th April 2008

    Mrs Goose's Baby

    The egg that Mrs Goose hatches doesn't turn out quite as she expects. The unusual hatchling won't eat grass and refuses ... More

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    7th April 2008

    First Things First

    This colourful baby's companion features ABC and 123, colours and shapes, nursery rhymes, days of the week, animals, ins... More

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    1st April 2006

    Hello Twins

    Charlotte and Simon like none of the same things - Charlotte likes building things and Simon loves knocking them over; S... More

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    2nd September 2001

    Ginger Board Book

    Ginger is a very contented cat. He lives with a little girl who takes perfect care of him. But one day she brings home a... More

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    28th March 1985

    The Way to Sattin Shore

    There is mystery about Kate's family, but her family either knows nothing or will tell nothing. Her two brothers, her gr... More

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