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John Yeoman wrote his first children's book after leaving Cambridge University, where he read English. This began a collaboration with Quentin Blake which has continued for over forty years. John taught for twenty-eight years, before retiring to spend more time writing, reading and relaxing in France. Quentin Blake is one of today's most popular and best-loved children's illustrators. His books are loved by children all over the world. His titles include Mr Magnolia, Mrs Armitage and, of course, the many stories of Roald Dahl.
"Wonderfully witty illustrations." --"Junior Education" "Should make thoughtful children smile and cheerful children think." --"Times Educational Supplement" "The stories are engaging, told in the wry voice of traditional folktales." --"School Library Journal" "Ideal for readaloud...Blake's instantly recognizable watercolor-and-ink illustrations are given plenty of breathing room and are as charming and emotive as ever." --"Publishers Weekly" "Remarkable illustrations." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Amusing." --Children's Literature