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About the Author: Edward Ardizzone

Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone, CBE, RA ( was an English artist, writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books.
For Tim All Alone (Oxford, 1956), which he wrote and illustrated, Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject.

For the 50th anniversary of the Medal (1955–2005) it was named one of the top ten winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite

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Hardcover, Published in May 2015 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN10: 1847806295 | ISBN13: 9781847806291

Page count: 56

Reissue of the first title in the much-loved Little Tim series. A young boy wants to be a sailor, but his parents say he is much too young. Tim grabs the chance to stow away on a steamer, but little does he expect the hard work, stormy sea and sinking ship to come! Little Tim's adventures at sea have delighted generations of children ever since the first book was published in 1936. Edward Ardizzone, who illustrated over 170 books in his lifetime, received the prestigious Kate Greenaway medal for Tim All Alone in 1956.

Includes QR code that links to audio book read by Stephen Fry.

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