Roll up, roll up for the Fabulous Foskett Family Circus! There's Milly and Willy who perform with young Fred, who does a back flip and lands on his head. Uncle Phoenix Foskett who blows smoke rings, Jess and Bess with their conjuring tricks, not to mention singing dogs and birds and performing parrots.
Quentin Blake originally created the eccentric and multi-talented Foskett family to decorate a hospital ward. Combined here with a specially commissioned text by John Yeoman they now star in their own glorious book, which will be enjoyed and treasured by readers of all ages.
Quentin Blake (Author)
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
John Yeoman (Author)
John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books of which a number of well-loved titles continue to be published by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.
Engagingly eccentric… deliciously dynamic
The drawings are Blake at his absolute best
Wonderful… absolute treat of a read
A proper QB classic aimed at under-fives, but they’ll have trouble beating off the grown-ups
Fabulous fun… the jaunty rhythm will carry young readers delightedly from page to page
Children's Books Ireland, Recommended Reads
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading
A performance not to be missed.
Red Reading Hub
Will appeal to young and old and which will give many hours of pleasure
Parents in Touch
At bedtime, youngsters will ask for this one to be read repeatedly, until, like the exhausted Fosketts, they nod off and dream happily all night long.
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