Walter Tull’s Scrapbook
In scrapbook format, using authentic documents and photos, we learn the story of the first black professional footballer, Walter Tull – who went on to become the first black officer in the British Army. It’s an inspiring story with an important message about courage, endurance ,and overcoming discrimination.
He saw action in the bloodiest of battles and was offered a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1916. He became the first black officer in the British Army, dying in the war aged 29. A poignant, well written and illustrated book stands as a tribute to a special person worthy of remembrance.”
Presented as an imaginary scrapbook, illustrated with artwork, photographs, maps and memorabilia, the device allows the story to be told through Tull’s own voice. An inspiring account of courage and leadership.”
“The officer’s story is told in a fictionalised scrapbook by Michaela Morgan, using actual photographs, documents and records.the story of Walter remains unnervingly relevant. But Walter wasn’t just a great footballer and British officer.
He happened to be black, at a time when the rulebook stated that only white men could become officers.In the media, in the terraces and on the pitch, racism and prejudice still mar the face of the beautiful game, week after week, year after year.”
“This is the inspiring story of a former Tottenham Hotspur footballer and war hero who faced adversity in both his careers. After his father died, Walter was brought up in a Hackney children’s home. After playing for some minor clubs he ended up as the first black outfield player in the English league. Even then, he was subjected to horrific racist chants in some grounds. The story is presented as a fictional scrapbook. His experiences seem very relevant in today’s era of multicultural premier division life.”
Respect also tells the story of Walter Tull – but this time his life is told as a story as a quick read. The book is very popular with all sorts of readers but has proved particularly successful with dyslexic or reluctant readers who enjoy a story that is gripping, well-paced, easy to read, inspiring – and true.
Knock Knock Open the Door
This charming flap-book features repetition, bright colourful animal characters and plenty of chances for the very young to join in and guess what is behind the door on each spread. Ideal for families with young children and those who are expecting a new arrival.
Hercules the Hero
The Legend of Robin Hood
Two great new books from Michaela have been published by Oxford University Press. The Legend of Robin Hood and Hercules the Hero are brilliant re-tellings of popular tales, but while you might know the stories you’ll find Michaela’s fun and invention leap from every page.
Oxford University Press
A new life should be exciting – but for Danni, it’s a battle. He and his ‘aunty’ live in a tower block, with only distant memories of his faraway home. His new language is proving difficult, he gets bullied, and he has nightmares. One day, visiting a city farm, he meets a horse called Moonlight and his heart starts to heal. But the nightmares are closing in – until a sad event sparks a magical night that transforms his life forever.
Never Shake a Rattlesnake!
Kitty Kool’s Beauty School
Happy Birthday Sausage!
Brave Mouse is an encouraging tale of a timid mouse who over comes its fears and decides to face life on its own terms. It is a gentle story aimed at the young and the young at heart which shows how to come to terms with your own doubts, and make up your own mind. It is all about growing up and becoming your own person.
Betty to the Rescue
Betty Solves a Mystery
More than anything else, Betty likes to be helpful, but somehow things always seem to go wrong!
Not until she has climbed the tree and can’t get down does it dawn on Betty that she’s the one who now needs help. Luckily the palm flips her back to her wallow, to the comic consternation of several flamingos.
Morgan’s text bounces right along, propelled by colorful verbs. A frog Betty accidentally saves en route adds interest to both the plot and the gleeful, meticulously rendered art; he shows up again as a bemused bystander in a second book – Helpful Betty Solves a Mystery.”
what a wonderful book this would be for Valentine’s Day. A unanimous five-star rating!”