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

14 days ago

Art School by Mick Manning from Frances Lincoln Children's Books is a real arty read!
Edinburgh Art Festival

4 months ago

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.
International Children's Book Day

4 months ago

William Shakespeare by Mick Manning is a great read for budding actors and actresses! Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
World Theatre Day

4 months ago

Discover What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
World Storytelling Day

4 months ago

Why not try Taff in the WAAF by Mick Manning. Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
World Storytelling Day

5 months ago

It's Shakespeare Week!!! William Shakespeare by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom from Frances Lincoln Children's Books is brilliant!
Shakespeare Week

5 months ago

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.
Romeo and Juliet

5 months ago

Going wild for What Mr Darwin Saw by Mick Manning!!! Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
World Wildlife Day