An English Year
Twelve Months in the Life of England's Kids (A Kids' Year)
Meet Aman, Victoria, Amelia, Tandi and George - English children representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our beautiful country. They will take you through a year in the life of English kids, from celebrations to traditions to events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. They are our English childhood.
An English Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and strong heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five English children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of England - from the northern moors and breathtaking Lake District, to our pebbly seasides, bustling cities and historical country towns.
Praise For An English Year: Twelve Months in the Life of England's Kids (A Kids' Year)…
"It's a lovely book and will be great for classroom use, and act as a good springboard for further activities." - Parents in Touch (UK)
"Tina's unique interpretation lights up every page her creative illustrations capture the sights, sounds and flavours that make this book an English celebration...it was lovely to see the kaleidoscope of personalities enjoying the year's festivities in their own special way." - Creative Kids Tales (Australia)
"This book along with its companion titles, is a valuable resource for those wanting to explore other cultures, their traditions and customs and how enriched countries have become due to the many multicultural influences. It's a must for libraries and schools, tourist and travel shops." - Kids Book Review (Australia)
EK Books, 9781921966866, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
About the Author
Tania McCartney is an author, editor, reviewer and features writer. She has been writing professionally for over 25 years and has almost a thousand articles and reviews in print and online. Passionate about literacy, Tania founded the highly regarded children’s literature website Kids’ Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, and is an ambassador for the Australian National Year of Reading 2012. She has spent many years presenting and speaking on reading, books and writing.
Her previous book with Tina Snerling was the bestselling An Aussie Year. Tania is also the author of the very successful Beijing Tai Tai. Described as ‘The Eat, Pray, Love for mothers’, this is her account of the four years she spent living in China’s capital. Tania has also lived in Paris and London, and currently lives in Canberra with her husband and two kids, and a mountain of books.
Tina Snerling is an illustrator, children’s wear designer and graphic artist. Formerly a fashion and textiles designer, she now illustrates the award-winning Kids’ Year series and other picture books, and is the Art Director for a children’s stationery company. She lives in Brisbane with her husband, two kids and a wild imagination to draw the world with childhood innocence.