Shirley Hughes has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated more than 200 books by other authors. She is well known for the creation of an energetic toddler named Alfie, who appears in such books as ALFIE GETS IN FIRST and AN EVENING AT ALFIE'S. She has also illustrated the works of such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Nina Bawden, and Margaret Mahy. In 1978, Shirley Hughes won the Kate Greenaway Medal, Britain's most prestigious picture book award, for DOGGER, which she both wrote and illustrated.
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The story of a small girl's attempts to fly. They always fail, until she receives a mysterious parcel containing an enormous chocolate egg with magical powers, much to the alarm of the grown-ups. Other books by Shirley Hughes include "Dogger" and the "Alfie" series.