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ANGRY ARTHUR

‘An important book, a brilliant one even, on something known to every child but not much spoken about – deep frustrated rage.’  Naomi Lewis, Times Literary Supplement    ‘An apt, affectionate description of the all-devouring rage every child feels from time to time.’  TLS

 

‘… an artful book… brought to my attention by a colleague. She told me that she had read it countless time to her small nephew who brought it to her on each of her visits and proclaimed it to be his favourite book in the whole world.’  INSIDE PICTURE BOOKS by Ellen Handler Spitz

 

‘The text is less than 200 words, but its impact on Max Porter is comparable to that of The Tempest or the Norse myths.’

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/angry-arthur-by-hiawyn-oram-satoshi-kitamura-book-of-a-lifetime-a6675791.html

IN THE ATTIC

‘Stunning pictorially, terse and economical in the text… a brilliant exposition of a child’s dream world.’   The Guardian.   ‘Brilliant’ The Observer

 

‘The bold, evocative illustrations are packed with the kinds of

detail that fascinate children… A superb book.’  Child Education

THE SECOND PRINCESS

 ‘Hiawyn Oram's subtlety and sensitivity attune perfectly with Tony Ross's uniquely humorous illustrations and, thankfully, a happy and typically simple compromise is reached. Six-year-olds loved it…’     Gill Roberts, Books for Keeps

 

MY FRIEND FRED

“Oram has created a beautiful story where Rose learns the thrill and joy of sharing a special friend. This is a lovely book from open to shut, though it probably won’t stay shut long.’  www.childrensandteensbookconnection.

Some reviews

THE TOTALLY TERRIFYING THREE

 ‘This book is far from terrifying… it’s actually rather terrific!  Hiawyn writes in a most poetic fashion with a knack for crafting fully-formed characters in just a small smattering of words.’ The Book Sniffe

 

A BOY WANTS A DINOSAUR

 ‘The eagerness to care, look after and show warmth towards a creature, to find companionship and closeness, together with the fascination for dinosaurs, forms the basis of one of Hiawyn Oram and Satoshi Kitamura’s justly acclaimed collaborations.   Indulgent text and lavishly good humoured illustrations combine to make this a richly imaginative and fiendishly funny story with a considerate caution about the responsibility a pet entails.’   Achuka Reviews

 

BEING IMPOSSIBLE

 A new book by the brilliant and versatile Hiawyn Oram is always cause for celebration… an unusal, warm-hearted book with characters that come alive.’

bookshelf by Narinder Dhami, author of the Bindi Babes

 ‘…an entertaining and thought provoking novel.’  Just Imagine

‘A warm, funny and emotional novel which introduces Tiff - a truly amazing and endearing cat who is able to help families resolve their problems.’  Write Away

 

BABA YAGA AND THE WISE DOLL

 ‘Oram has a gift for pithy turns of phrase, compressing description into action and dialogue.  She has retold this story in eminently oral language. .. this is folklore justice as its finest.  Looking for stories with strong female protagonists?  Tell this one.’ Janice del Negro, editor The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books USA.

LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW

‘Carl Davis, the Halle and 72 young choristers unveil a moving musical re-enactment of the Kindertransport story.  The text, written by children’s author Hiawyn Oram mostly in rhyming verse, captures the fear and hope.’   Philip Radcliffe, theartsdesk