Author(s): Shirley Hughes
Alfie and his best friend Bernard have a day out full of surprises when they go to meet a very great person indeed. What's more there are secret dens to explore, snowy skies, birthday fun and a very unexpected visitor on a special night-time trip! Join our little hero and his friends and family in a celebration of all things Alfie...
Celebrate 30 years of Alfie with this collection of new stories, packed full of fun and a healthy helping of adventure!
"No one can match Shirley Hughes in the simple mastery of both words and pictures." - Times Educational Supplement
"Shirley Hughes is a national treasure." - Philip Pullman
"It is Alfie's 30th birthday. Shirley Hughes has compiled an omnibus entitled All About Alfie. The opening painting sets the scene for the birthday boy." - Jan Lee, Oxford Times
Shirley Hughes was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young, and they include Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.