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Once Upon an Ordinary School Day

By Colin McNaughton
Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

An exhilarating new story about an inspirational teacher and the influence of music on the imagination, written by Colin MacNaughton and illustrated by the prize-winning artist, Satoshi Kitamura, for whom it was written.

It was an ordinary morning when the ordinary boy woke up, and it was an ordinary journey to school - but then Mr Gee bounced into the classroom and everything changed. Mr Gee plays rousing music which thunders around the classroom, and asks what it makes them think of. The dull grey world has been transformed into one of colour and excitement. 'Write a story about it!' laughs Mr Gee. And the ordinary boy began to write: the words just tumbled out of him pell-mell. And the places he went to, and the things he saw were extraordinary!

  • Colin McNaughton's hardback life sales exceed 110,000 copies.
  • Satoshi Kitamura's hardback life sales are also over 110,000 copies.
  • Both Colin McNaughton and Satoshi Kitamura are prize winning picture book creators. They have both been Smarties Prize winners. Satoshi Kitamura also won the Mother Goose Award, and Colin McNaughton has won the Kurt Maschler Award.

About the author

Colin McNaughton trained as a graphic designer, but since the publication of his first book in 1976 he has produced over 60 books for children, and is now recognised as one of Britain's leading creators of children's books. He lives in London with his wife, and they have two sons.

About the illustrator

Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo and worked in advertising there before moving to London in 1980. He won the Mother Goose Award for Angry Arthur and he is now one of the most distinguished Illustrator Biographys in Britain.

ISBN: 9781842704691
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 4, 2005
Dimensions: 220 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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