John Yeoman

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Books

John Yeoman read English at Downing College, Cambridge, and Education at London University. Much of his teaching career was spent at the French Lycee in South Kensington, where he was for many years head of English. His first children's book, published in 1960, was also the first illustrated by Quentin Blake, and their collaboration has continued up to today. Many of their titles have appeared also in France, Germany, Holland, Japan and the USA. Since his early retirement from teaching John Yeoman has had time to read more books, listen to more opera, and plant old roses in both Sussex and South-West France, as well as writing even more stories and verses for Quentin Blake and other artists to illustrate.

Children's

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THE MAN WITH NO FACE

2009

UK: Wayland/Hachette

Colin's bullying is getting worse. First he leaves Rod in the creepy cellar where they play. Then he tells him of the story of the man with no face who haunts the cellar. The next day they return to the cellar. The thunder roars, the lights go out, and the nightmare becomes reality.

THE BOY WHO SPROUTED ANTLERS

2002

UK: Barn Owl Books

When Billy Dexter sprouts antlers his whole life changes. THE BOY WHO SPROUTED ANTLERS is a story of determination and the right to be different.
Illustrated by Quentin Blake