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Jean Adamson

  • 4 stars across 47 books
    Jean Adamson is the creator of more than 100 much-loved children's books spanning five decades.
    She studied Illustration at Goldsmiths where she met her future husband and writing partner Gareth Adamson (1925-1982). They worked on children's books together, with Gareth producing the storylines and Jean the illustration, including Topsy and Tim.
    More than 140 Topsy and Tim titles have been published, selling upwards of 21 million copies around the world. Since 1998, over a million copies have been sold in the UK alone. Sixty episodes of an animated TV series followed, and three seasons of a live-action version have broadcast on CBeebies, which won the BAFTA Pre-school Live Action award in 2016.
    In 1999 Jean Adamson was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.
    1st May 2016

    Wipe-Clean First Spellings: Start School with Topsy and Tim

    This Topsy and Tim activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and a special pen to make practising first spellings ... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children hav... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd June 2011

    Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Writing

    Learning to write is fun with Topsy and Tim's Wipe Clean First Writing . Start School with Topsy and Tim: Firs... More

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    5th August 2010

    Topsy and Tim: Go to Hospital

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Learn to Swim

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children hav... More

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    6th August 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Topsy and Tim: Meet the Police

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Start School

    Topsy and Tim Start School by Jean and Gareth Adamson helps children start school . Topsy and Tim Star... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Topsy and Tim: Visit London

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: The New Baby

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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