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Flights of Fancy

Stories, pictures and inspiration from ten Children's Laureates


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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781406384659

Quentin Blake - Anne Fine - Michael Morpurgo - Jacqueline Wilson - Michael Rosen - Anthony Browne - Julia Donaldson - Malorie Blackman - Chris Riddell - Lauren Child The exceptional talents behind some of the nation's best-loved books - from The Gruffalo to The BFG, We're Going on a Bear Hunt to the Charlie and Lola series - the Children's Laureates are the perfect ambassadors for children's literature. This beautiful gift anthology marks twenty wonderful years of the Laureateship, with stories, poems and pictures by all ten former honourees.

5 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
8 Feb 2019

"Its insights are inspiring"

So if you want to know how Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, Chris Riddell or Lauren Child approach drawing, look here. If you’re into poetry, wordplay and rhymes, Michael Rosen and Julia Donaldson give masterclasses. If you’d like to read new stories by Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman, and discover the process behind writing the tales, this is the place to come. Flights of Fancy is designed to foster imagination and self-expression. Its insights are inspiring, with the focus not just on the nuts and bolts of creativity but the fun of it.


5 stars out of 5
1 Feb 2019

"full of inspiration to help children’s imaginations soar"

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, the incredible authors and illustrators who have held the title have come together to make one magical anthology, full of inspiration to help children’s imaginations soar... This is a truly wonderful book which shines a light on how some of the biggest names in children’s books harness their own creativity, as well as being a guide to help children discover their talents. Chris Riddell’s brilliant cartoons of all the Waterstones Children’s Laureates at the end is a particular treat. A fantastic compendium to treasure, which also makes a great gift...