Mick Manning

Author & Illustrator

About Mick Manning

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTRÖM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles, Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, What Mr Darwin Saw, Tail-End Charlie, Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge, Woolly Mammoth;and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship, Pharoah's Egypt, Greek Hero.

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Howard Carter and Tutankhamun
On this day 1923, Howard Carter opened the inner burial chamber of Tutankhamun's tomb, a good time to read Pharaoh's Egypt by Mick Manning.
4 months ago
Edinburgh Art Festival
Art School by Mick Manning from Frances Lincoln Children's Books is a real arty read!
1 year ago
International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Nature School by Mick Manning from Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Theatre Day
William Shakespeare by Mick Manning is a great read for budding actors and actresses! Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Discover What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Why not try Taff in the WAAF by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago
Shakespeare Week
It's Shakespeare Week!!! William Shakespeare by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom from Frances Lincoln Children's Books is brilliant!
2 years ago
Romeo and Juliet
According to William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet were married on March 11th 1302, try William Shakespeare by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
2 years ago