Search - List of Books by Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman (born 21 March 1938) is an award-winning British author and illustrator, mainly for children. He lives in London.

He has worked with Michael Morpurgo on many occasions, and has written books that are nearly all set in, or after, World War II, such as War Boy.

Michael Foreman is possibly one of the most popular and prolific illustrators of modern children's books. Born in Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1938, he grew up near Lowestoft and studied at Lowestoft School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the U.S. After graduating, he lectured at St Martin's School of Art and then moved to Chicago where he worked as Art director of Playboy. He later returned to London and worked as Art Director of King. He returned to lecturing in 1967 and has since worked at the Royal College of Art, the London School of Printing and the Central School of Art.

His career as an illustrator began in 1961 when he illustrated the Comic Alphabet written by Eric Partridge and published by Routledge & Kegan Paul. Over the years he has illustrated books by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, Rudyard Kipling and many others as well as writing and illustrating his own books. He has also designed Christmas stamps for the Post Office and regularly contributed to American and European magazines.

Foreman has over 180 books to his name. His array of prizes including the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Smarties Book Prize, the Kurt Maschler Award, the Children's Book Award, the Bologna Book Prize and the Francis William's Illustration Award (twice). Exhibitions of his work have been held in Europe, America and Japan.

His colorful book War and Peas is about a king (depicted as a lion wearing a suit of armor) who begs food from a rich nation, only to have to battle the Fat King's army men amid towering piles of oversized food. The book can be seen as a parody of the struggle between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Penni Cotton notes in Picture Books Sans Frontières the way that Foreman has the king and his impoverished subjects appear washed-out and faded in the beginning.
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Total Books: 273
Jamal's Journey
2017 - Jamal's Journey (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781512439496
ISBN-10: 1512439495
Genre: Children's Books

The Tortoise and the Soldier A Story of Courage and Friendship in World War I
2016 - Tufty (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781512404258
ISBN-10: 151240425X
Genre: Children's Books

War Game Village Green to No-Man's-Land
2014 - War Game VIllage Green to No-man's-land (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843651789
ISBN-10: 1843651785
Genre: Children's Books

Silver Tales - Cat on the Hill
2013 - Silver Tales - Cat on the Hill (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781743524435
ISBN-10: 1743524439
Genre: Children's Books

Silver Tales - Cat  Canary
2013 - Silver Tales - Cat Canary (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781743524442
ISBN-10: 1743524447
Genre: Children's Books

Superfrog and the Big Stink
2013 - Superfrog and the Big Stink (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849395168
ISBN-10: 1849395160
Genre: Children's Books

Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl
2013 - Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849394512
ISBN-10: 1849394512
Genre: Children's Books

2012 - Friends [Andersen Press Picture Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781467703178
ISBN-10: 1467703176
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Oh If Only
2011 - Oh If Only (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849393232
ISBN-10: 1849393230
Genre: Children's Books

2011 - Superfrog (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849392099
ISBN-10: 1849392099
Genre: Children's Books

Why the Animals Came to Town
2011 - Why the Animals Came to Town (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781406329957
ISBN-10: 1406329959
Genre: Children's Books

Fortunately Unfortunately
2010 - Fortunately Unfortunately (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849391238
ISBN-10: 1849391238

Wonder Goal
2010 - Wonder Goal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842709344
ISBN-10: 1842709348

Cat on the Hill
2010 - Cat on the Hill [Silver Tales Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781741844320
ISBN-10: 1741844320
Genre: Children's Books

A Child's Garden A Story of Hope
2010 - A Child's Garden a Story of Hope (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781406325881
ISBN-10: 1406325880

Not Bad for a Bad Lad
2010 - Not Bad for a Bad Lad (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781848773080
ISBN-10: 1848773080

Cat in the Manger
2009 - Cat in the Manger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842709665
ISBN-10: 1842709666
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure
2009 - The Littlest Dinosaur's Big Adventure (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802795458
ISBN-10: 0802795455
Genre: Children's Books

The Littlest Dinosaur
2009 - The Littlest Dinosaur (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545155489
ISBN-10: 0545155487
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Fox Tale
2008 - Fox Tale (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842706107
ISBN-10: 1842706101

2008 - Die Kleinste Dinosourus [Afrikaans Edition] (Hardcover)
2003 - Cat and Canary [Andersen Press Paperback Picture Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Le Petit Renne [French Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Michael Foreman's Mother Goose [Reading together at home] (Other)Hardcover
1998 - Mother Goose [Reading Together] (Paperback)
1997 - World of Fairy Tales [Pavilion paperback classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Nicobobinus [Ab 10 J.] (Paperback)
1995 - Ben's Baby [Write Around] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1992 - Panda and the Bushfire [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)Hardcover
1989 - Seven in One Blow [A Random House pictureback] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1988 - The Night Before Christmas [Lift the Flap] (Hardcover)
1988 - Private Zoo [Pocket Puffin] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Panda's Puzzle [Pocket Puffin] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - Ben's Box Pop Up [A pop-up fantasy] (Paperback)
1985 - Land of Dreams [Knight Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1979 - The Aimer Gate [Fontana Lions] (Paperback)Hardcover
Horatio [Picture puffins] (Other)
A Cat and Mouse Love Story [Piccolo Picture Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
Babi Mei [Welsh Edition] (Paperback)
Gem Gyfeillgar [Welsh Edition] (Paperback)
Hola Mundo Hello World [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)