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Shirley Hughes


Randon House Childrens Books

Publication date

18th November 1993

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Winner of the Greenaway of Greenaways in 2007 and Greenaway winner in 1977.

Filled with humour and Shirley Hughes' deft touch, this is a book for young readers to tackle by themselves, as well as a delight to read aloud.  It’s moving and inspirational on how to cope with a problem situation.  A classic for every bookshelf and it will strike a chord with adults and children everywhere. (4-7)


Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Dogger is the endearing story of how Dave's beloved Dogger was lost and found. Winner of the 1977 Kate Greenaway Medal, Dogger is a timeless classic which, in simple words and detailed pictures, shows the distress the loss of a toy causes a child, as well as the reality of family life.


'Of all the authors to have made their mark in the last twenty years, nobody can be more familiar than Shirley Hughes... there are certain bookss that should be in every family's library and Dogger is definitely one of them.' Books for Children

About The Author

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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