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  • 4 stars across 23 books
    John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycee in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960 with A Drink of Water, and has resulted in a long list of successful children's books.
    2nd April 2009

    The Wild Washerwomen

    'Look out, the wild washerwomen are coming!' Once upon a time there were seven unhappy washerwomen. They had far too mu... More

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    30th September 2010

    Mouse Trouble

    The grumpy miller is having mouse trouble, so he buys himself a large tabby cat. Fortunately for the mice, the cat is to... More

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    8th July 2010

    The Bear's Water Picnic

    The bear has organized a picnic on the river for his friends. It's the perfect day and everything is going swimmingly u... More

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    1st October 2009

    The Bear's Winter House

    The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house. The other animal... More

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    18th October 2010

    Quentin Blake's Magical Tales

    A brand new collection of tales from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman Wonderfully retold magical folk tales from aro... More

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    6th October 2011

    Sixes and Sevens

    When Barnaby sets off on his raft, his mother tells him to stop at each village on the way to Limber Lea. Along the way ... More

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    20th July 2009

    Quentin Blake's The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

    The first adventure story, wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake. Seven wonderful tales to enthrall readers (a... More

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    1st February 2011

    The Heron and the Crane

    Crane lives at one end of a swamp and Heron at the other end. One day, Crane realizes he is lonely and thinks it's time ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Up with Birds!

    The Fflyte family find birds a nuisance as does everyone else, for there is simply not enough room for them on the groun... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Rumbelow's Dance

    Rumbelow is off to visit his grandparents. As he sets off he feels so happy he starts to dance. And soon all the many di... More

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    6th October 2011

    Quentin Blake's Amazing Animal Stories

    Meet fearsome alligators, clever coyotes, a jittery leopard, a shell-less tortoise and all sorts of amazing anima... More

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    4th June 2015

    The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus

    Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There's Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does ... More

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    1st June 2002

    The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

    "What about growing horns then?" challenged Melanie. "I will then!" shouted Billy. Immediately he has taken up the chall... More

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    10th November 1993

    The Singing Tortoise: And Other Animal Folktales

    A retelling of eleven animal folktales, includes The crocodile and the jackal, The coyote and the ravens, The turkey gir... More

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    7th July 2011

    Beatrice and Vanessa

    Beatrice, the ewe, and Vanessa, the nanny-goat, have spent their whole lives chomping and nattering in the same field. O... More

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    7th January 2016

    Mr. Nodd's Ark

    Mr Nodd is a keen carpenter - he's made a wooden umbrella for his wife, wooden bicycles for his sons Ham and Shem, and a... More

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    2nd June 2016

    The Young Performing Horse

    Twins Vicky and Bertie buy a horse at an auction, but this is no ordinary horse, this is a Young Performing Horse. He le... More

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    17th August 2017

    The World's Laziest Duck: and other Amazing Records

    Which fish holds the world record for most escape attempts? Which human cannonball traveled the furthest? What is the wo... More

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    5th October 2017

    All the Year Round

    Discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer pic... More

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    1st October 2017

    A Drink of Water: and other stories

    Who would believe it could be so hard to get a drink of water? And to find it at last, cool and fresh but out of reach -... More

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    11th June 2009

    The Man With No Face

    These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known aut... More

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    1st November 1997

    Prince's Gifts

    These places, characters and stories are as varied as the countries they come from, but running through each is an irres... More

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    3rd October 2019

    All The Year Round: Birthday Book

    Showcasing seasonal artwork and humorous poems for every month of the year from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman, the All T... More

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