Author(s): Caroline (ILT) Mary; Binch Hoffman
Grace loves to act out stories. Sometimes she plays the leading part, sometimes she is 'a cast of thousands.' When her school decides to perform Peter Pan, Grace is longing to play Peter, but her classmates say that Peter was a boy, and besides, he wasn't black...But Grace's Ma and Nana tell her she can be anything she wants if she puts her mind to it. Mary Hoffman's book "Song of the Earth" (Orion) was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award and the Primary English Award 1995. In 1992 "Amazing Grace", her first Frances Lincoln book, was selected for Child Education's Best Books of 1991 and Children's Books of the Year 1992, commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and included on the National Curriculum Reading List 1996/1997. Its sequel, "Grace & Family" was among Junior Education's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Her Grace story-books include "Starring Grace", "Encore Grace!" and "Bravo, Grace!" Her latest books are the teenage Stravaganza trilogy. Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She is perhaps best known for "Amazing Grace" and "Grace & Family".
Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2008 (UK).
Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy , written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool , which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998.To visit Caroline's website click here MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary s other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.uk