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About Jean Adamson

Jean Adamson is the creator of more than 100 much-loved children's books spanning five decades.
She studied Illustration at Goldsmiths where she met her future husband and writing partner Gareth Adamson (1925-1982). They worked on children's books together, with Gareth producing the storylines and Jean the illustration, including Topsy and Tim.
More than 140 Topsy and Tim titles have been published, selling upwards of 21 million copies around the world. Since 1998, over a million copies have been sold in the UK alone. Sixty episodes of an animated TV series followed, and three seasons of a live-action version have broadcast on CBeebies, which won the BAFTA Pre-school Live Action award in 2016.
In 1999 Jean Adamson was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.

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Saturday Football

Nuts about football? You should read Topsy and Tim: Play Football by Jean Adamson. Published by Ladybird.

4 days ago

Saturday Football

Nuts about football? You should read Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Writing by Jean Adamson. Published by Ladybird.

4 days ago

Jean Adamson

1 month to go until Jean Adamson will be releasing Ladybird Readers Level 2 - Topsy and Tim - The Big Race (ELT Graded Reader). Published by Penguin Random House Children's UK.

6 days ago

World Environment Day

Topsy and Tim: Go Camping by Jean Adamson from Ladybird

7 days ago

Saturday Football

Nuts about football? You should read Topsy and Tim: Start School by Jean Adamson. Published by Ladybird.

11 days ago

Saturday Football

Nuts about football? You should read Topsy and Tim: Play Football by Jean Adamson. Published by Ladybird.

11 days ago

Saturday Football

Nuts about football? You should read Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Writing by Jean Adamson. Published by Ladybird.

11 days ago

Chocolate Cake Day

And with cake often come presents...Topsy and Tim: Meet Father Christmas by Jean Adamson from Ladybird 

16 days ago

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