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Laurence Anholt

  • 4 stars across 102 books

 Laurence Anholt has written over seventy books, many in collaboration with his wife Catherine. A number of these are published by Orchard, including most recently 'Babies Babies Babies'. Laurence writes for a wide range of ages and is one of the most popular and versatile children's authors working today.


 Tony Ross is one of the most highly regarded children's book creators/illustrators in Britain. For Orchard he illustrated the Greek and Roman Myths books in the Orchard Myths range, and the hilarious One and Only series by Laurence Anholt, as well as the poetry collection Balloon Lagoon. Tony lives in Wales.



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1st October 2006

Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis

Discover the story of Mary Anning, the world's best-known fossil hunter. As a baby, Mary was struck by lightning, then a... MoreStone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis

(7 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

Leonardo and the Flying Boy

Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings bet... MoreLeonardo and the Flying Boy

(4 reviews) Review
2nd July 2015

Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

Cinderella's not scared of ANYTHING - not even the ghastliest, ghostliest, creepiest, spookiest party of all time...... MoreCinderella at the Vampire Ball

(3 reviews) Review
29th August 2002

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

Cinderboy needs some magical help from the TV Godmother. How else will he get to the big Cup Final?... MoreSeriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

(3 reviews) Review
26th September 2002

Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The M... MoreSeriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

(3 reviews) Review
20th June 2008

Chimp and Zee

Chimp and Zee go to Jungletown with Mumkey to buy some bananas. But Chimp and Zee think shopping is boring and start to ... MoreChimp and Zee

(2 reviews) Review
7th August 2008

The Emperor's Underwear

This story is set in a country where no one wears any clothes at all (so no washing, nor ironing, no mending, no folding... MoreThe Emperor's Underwear

(2 reviews) Review
27th July 2016

Frida Kahlo

The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo' s house to b... MoreFrida Kahlo

(2 reviews) Review
1st September 2004

Chimp and Zee and the Big Storm

Following on from the irresistible Chimp and Zee is the second crazy adventure from those lovable and mischievous chimps... MoreChimp and Zee and the Big Storm

(1 review) Review
7th August 2008

The Fried Piper of Hamstring

The Mayor of Hamstring is the bossiest man in the world. He loves making up rules and he's banned chocolate, chattering,... MoreThe Fried Piper of Hamstring

(1 review) Review
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