Johnny loves to make things. Whenever he has spare time, he can be found hammering and banging and sawing up pieces of wood. But his parents don't think much of his hobby to them, it’s just a noisy, nonsensical, and very dusty activity. So it comes as no surprise that when Johnny decides to make a grandfather clock, they advise him to do something useful” instead. Only two people believe Johnny can do it Susannah and Joe the Blacksmith. And of course, Johnny himself. This beautifully illustrated story is an engaging reminder that even difficult tasks can be achieved.
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Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) was born in 1900. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learned to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.Review:
4 stars - A lovely tale of a boy with determination! www.bettybookmark.co.uk The clear print and eloquent illustrations would make this a good present for someone who has just learned to read. Spectator A classic, evergreen tale from the master storyteller/ illustrator. A gentle, funny tale of perseverance against the odds. Irish Examiner How grateful I am that Frances Lincoln are allowing the book a fresh chance to claim its place in the pantheon by more than matching the quality of production of the earlier editions. Books for Keeps
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Book Description Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Edward Ardizzone (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1845079140
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