Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever

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Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever

Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever

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An inspiring tale from Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman celebrating the world’s most iconic train, Flying Scotsman, and its greatest fan, a young girl named Iris.

You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! Michael Morpurgo, aided by Michael Foreman's luminous watercolour work, sings an eloquent hymn to the golden age of steam' - Financial Times 'A spunky heroine and a mighty train combine forces to challenge notions of gender roles and will encourage all readers to hold fast to their dreams. There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors. But each time Flying Scotsman pulls away, Iris wishes more than anything that she could be in the driver’s cab, just like her dad.

The picture book is perfect for train buffs of all ages over five and makes for great reading with parents, grandparents, guardians and teachers. Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever is a lovely story about a little girl who dreams of working on the footplate of Flying Scotsman just like her Dad.

Thereafter, we’ve a history and update on this glorious train, one that makes us think upon The Highland Falcon Thief. It courses from early twentieth- century through wartime, when Iris is ‘ in her 20’s’ and ‘ the Second World War came’. It tells the story of Iris, who dreams of being a train driver when she grows up, just like her dad, who drives Flying Scotsman.To mark 100 years of Flying Scotsman, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have created the stunning children’s book Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever.

You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. See the full collection of original watercolours created for the beautiful new Flying Scotsman book, illustrated by Michael Foreman and written by Michael Morpurgo. Bronnie is so lovely with the boys and we also felt that having a man enthusing about the books set a great example.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything. Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman chart a twentieth- century history of Flying Scotsman through Iris’s story, which travels through her work in the second world war, to the train’s international journeys too. My son is mad about trains and loves the Flying Scotsman and has even seen it twice and rode on it so I thought that this book would be great for a birthday gift.

With family at its heart, the story is warmly written and joyously illustrated by national treasures Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman collaborate on a centenary story about the world famous, record breaking train. This exhibition presents the first opportunity see the full collection of original watercolours illustrated by Michael Foreman for the book. It is the story of a little girl in the early 20th century whose father drives the flying Scotsman across the country.

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