by Eric Pringle (Author), Colin Paine (Illustrator). Unlike many series for children, Eric Pringle's Big George books are getting better and better, as past events become incorporated into the ongoing story.
by Eric Pringle (Author), Colin Paine (Illustrator). Pringle makes some serious observations on the human condition, the humour less knockabout than before, and underlying it all is the melancholy of a man who knows that if he falls asleep he will wake to find the world changed and his friends gone for ever' (Jan Mark, Times Educational Supplement). This book is funny, exciting and it makes you want to read it again.
Colin Paine (Illustrator).
Big George and the Winter King by. Eric Pringle, Colin Pringle. Colin Paine (Illustrator).
Colin Paine’s most popular book is Arthur's Tractor: A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts.
Eric Pringle, Colin Paine. This book is about England's very first visitor from Outer Space. When Big George crash-lands into the middle of a medieval forest, he is completely out of his depth. until he makes friends with Tilly Miller, a small but very brave girl. Young readers will love the magic and humour of gentle Big George's adventures as he experiences British history.
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'
George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four is perhaps the most pervasively influential book of the twentieth century, making famous Big Brother, newspeak and Room 101. 'Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'. Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.
It is the Year of Our Lord 1305, and our hero Big George is still sleeping.
Eric Pringle (4 May 1935, Morpeth, Northumberland, England – 13 April 2017, Ledbury, Herefordshire) was a British writer for radio and television. He also wrote three novels for children. He was one of the writers of the 1972 television series Pretenders, and of the 1974 series The Carnforth Practice.
When Big George crash-lands into the midd. Sci-fi & Fantasy Kids. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
Eric lives in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The illustrator: Colin Paine has illustrated The Conjuror's Cookbook series for Bloomsbury.
ISBN 10: 0747555443, ISBN 13: 9780747555445. Eric lives in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Colin lives in Worthing, West Sussex. Paperback published 2011-09-26 by Bloomsbury Child. A bind-up of three stories featuring Big George, a lovable giant alien who crash-lands in a medieval forest, with funny and magical results. Alert if: New Price below.
Big George is a wonderful tale of friendship and understanding set amidst a fantastical medieval background full of plots and high excitement. Middle readers will love the adventure, the humor, and the final blowout triumph of George!
This is the story of the first visitor to England from Outer Space. The year is 1103. England is a land of darkness and wilderness, and her people believe in fairies, dragons, and the possibility of magic.
Into this land with a loud, thundering crash falls a Stranger. He lands in the middle of a forest during the night. The Stranger is a lot like the people of Earth, only taller -- much, much taller, with blue and green hair, and a face so pale it glows like a distant star. As can be expected when one lands with such a bang, there are a few bumps and bruises, and the memory of where he came from and why he was sent are bumped right out of his head.
As the Stranger wanders out of the forest, he is first spotted by a frightened poacher, Simpkin Sampkins, who runs to spread the word. Luckily, he next encounters Tilly, the Miller's daughter. She is kind and pretty, and happy to make a new friend. Tilly exclaims, "By George," when she first spies this huge being, and the name sticks. Even though Tilly and George speak different languages, they understand each other very well and become fast friends.
And so the adventure begins. Tilly and George must defend themselves and each other from many foes. First there is the greedy Miller, with his selfish plot to sell Tilly to be wed to the gruesome Bones Lousewort, son of the local Baron. Then there are the simple villagers, scared of something so strange (and so big), who attack George because of their fears. There is evil Baron Lousewort and his two nasty cronies, Silas Sludge and Bartholomew Bog, who have a devious plan to kill George. And though they don't know it, Tilly and George are up against time itself, as George's internal clock gets set to send him to sleep for nine hundred years. Join the fun as these two friends face great trials -- and win!