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  • 5 stars across 174 books
    Stephen Cartwright Biography
    Stephen Cartwright was a British illustrator who illustrated more than 150 children's books selling millions of copies worldwide. Over the years his artwork was adapted to many things including stickers, jigsaws, flashcards and wrapping paper. He is probably best known for his work with author Heather Amery illustrating the Farmyard Tales where readers have to spot the hidden little yellow duck on each page.

    Born in Bolton on 28 December 1947, Stephen attended the Rochdale College of Art before going on to The Royal College of Art in London. He died in 2004 leaving a wife and two children.

    Our favourite Stephen Cartwright Book Characters
    Poppy, Sam and Rusty the dog - from The Farmyard Tales series
    2nd October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve at Apple Tree Farm! Peep under the flaps to find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Ch... More

    (12 reviews)
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    31st May 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Wipe-Clean Summer Activities

    Join Poppy and Sam for lots of summer fun in this activity book, perfect for helping young children develop their observ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    8th August 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Animal Stories

    Welcome to Apple Tree Farm, where every day brings a new adventure for Poppy and Sam! This collection of ten delightful ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    3rd October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Tractor Book

    Little children will love to wind-up the tractor and watch as it whizzes around the tracks. There are three much-loved A... More

    (10 reviews)
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    31st October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Bedtime Stories

    Snuggle up with Poppy and Sam, and enjoy these ten gentle tales of their adventures on Apple Tree Farm. Stories include ... More

    (9 reviews)
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    28th January 2005

    Tractor In Trouble

    (5 reviews)
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    28th January 2005

    Dolly And The Train

    (5 reviews)
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    21st January 2005

    The New Pony

    (4 reviews)
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    21st January 2005

    The Silly Sheepdog

    This is one of a series of stories featuring Poppy and Sam, their dog Rusty, Curly the pig and Woolly the sheep, as they... More

    (4 reviews)
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    28th January 2005

    The Grumpy Goat

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