Mick Manning

Author & Illustrator

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.

Recent activity

4 days ago

On 7th December, 1912, the bust of Queen Nefertiti was found in El-Amarna, Egypt. Discover Pharaoh's Egypt by Mick Manning. Published by Lincoln Children's Books.
Queen Nefertiti

12 days ago

Remembering George Harrison, the Beatle's guitarist died on this day 2001. Why not try The Beatles by Brita Granstrom. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
George Harrison (Death)

17 days ago

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". You should read Dino-Dinners by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Charles Darwin

17 days ago

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". You should read Nature School by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Charles Darwin

17 days ago

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". You should read What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Charles Darwin

17 days ago

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". You should read Woolly Mammoth by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Charles Darwin

17 days ago

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species". You should read Nature Adventures by Brita Granstrom. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Charles Darwin

1 month ago

You should read Tail-End Charlie by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Armistice Day