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Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Children’s Books of the Year 1992
Shortlisted for the 1992 Kate Greenaway Medal
Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. Grace also loves to act out the 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.
Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace’s high-flying imagination.
Mary Hoffman is the UK author of well over a hundred published books, mainly for children and teenagers. Recently she has written two adult novels under the pseudonyms Kate Snow and Amy Lovell.
She is well known for picture books like Amazing Grace and its sequels and the YA sequence Stravaganza as well as historical fiction like The Falconer's Knot and information book like The Great Big Book of Families.
She has won a few prizes and her books have been translated into 30 languages. She lives in a converted barn near Oxford and has three grown-up daughters all working in the arts.