Edward Ardizzone, Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children’s books, was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.
His simple adventure stories are warmly coloured by the gentle humour of his classic pen and ink drawings.
Tim arrives home after a long holiday to find that his parents have vanished. He is determined to search, if necessary, the whole wide world, until he has found them.