Wonderwise: Out There Somewhere Its Time To: A book about time zones Mick Manning

ISBN: 9781445128818

Published: January 9th 2014


32 pages


Wonderwise: Out There Somewhere Its Time To: A book about time zones  by  Mick Manning

Wonderwise: Out There Somewhere Its Time To: A book about time zones by Mick Manning
January 9th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781445128818 | 5.77 Mb

Manning went to school in Keighley and then studied at at Bradford College. He studied illustration and graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria) 1979 - 82 and then illustration and animation at the Royal College of Art London 1984-87 . Later he devised and ran the BA honours Illustration option at the Glasgow School of Art while maintaining a freelance career.

In 1998 he resigned to concentrate on writing and illustrating childrens books full-time. British artist-illustrators Xavier Pick, Helen Stephens and Mark Hearld number among his ex-students. Mannings first book A Ruined House was chosen by Quentin Blake in The Laureates Party (Red Fox) as one of his personal top 50 childrens books of all time. Manning is known for his collaborations as author and co-illustrator with partner Brita Granström. Books from their young non-fiction series Wonderwise won the TES, Silver Smarties and English Association Awards and were also shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prizes (then called The Rhone Poulenc) on three occasions.

They won The English Association award again in 2005 with Voices of the Rainforest and again in 2008 with Greek Hero. Their book Yuck! is referenced in the Mike Leigh film Happy Go Lucky. Tail End Charlie, a picture book about his fathers Second World War experience as an RAF air gunner during 1944 was shortlisted for, and televised on, the Blue Peter Book Awards 2010.

It was also shortlisted for the ALCS Award and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2010. Manning is a direct descendant of 18th Century Italian artist Bonifacio Musso, and Mussos London-born son Charles Muss who was himself, among many other things, a British illustrator.

In 2011 Mick and Brita won a fourth English Association Award with the follow up to Tail-End Charlie- Taff in the WAAF a fascinating book about his mothers war including her experiences as a Chicksands Y station listener for Bletchley Park.

In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of The English Association.Mannings other childrens non fiction picture books include science titles such as: How Did I Begin? (this book looks at the amazing development of a human baby from fertilised egg to birth and was shortlisted for the Rhone Poulenc Prize in 1996) Woolly Mammoth (with the NHM, London), Dino Dinners (with the NHM, London), Nature Adventures and What Mr Darwin Saw, (this book about the life of Charles Darwin and his discoveries was shortlisted for the Royal Societys science book prize in 2011.)

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