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Maiden Beech Chapter One
Crewkerne, Somerset
Group status: This week we are voting on the book that we would like to win. We are finding it hard to decide as they are all stunning pictures.

Mia, Megan, Lily and Anouska

The Journey by Megan,Mia and Anouska
We really enjoyed this book and looking at the different pictures. We found the pictures dramatic but moving. They were also full of personification. . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Mia and Megan
We think that the wild animals of the north has AMAZING and detailed drawings which were also realistic. We didn't actually get to read the story but . . .
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The Journey by Rowan Ward
The book can be funny at some point but sad at other points in the book. It was really interesting so I read two more times. . . .
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Wadham School
Which book would you most like to read based on looking at the illustrations inside?

Wild animals of the North
The wolves of Currumpaw
The Journey
A great big cuddle
The Marvels
There is a tribe of kids
Title: The Highwayman
Author: Alfred Noyes
Illustrator: Charles Keeping
Winning Year: 1981

This is the illustrated version of the poem The Highwayman, written by Alfred Noyes and originally published in 1906. It tells the story of a highwayman and his doomed love for Bess, the landlord's daughter.


Dieter Braun

Dieter Braun is a freelance illustrator and children's book author from Hamburg, Germany. He studied Communication Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. Clients include international publications like Time Magazine, The New York Times, stern, Cos . .