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Jamal's Journey

Written by Michael Foreman

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Key Stage 1

LoveReading View on Jamal's Journey

A touching tale of friendship from a multi award winning author/illustrator set in a beautifully realised city and culture

Michael Foreman was inspired to create his new picture book on a visit to the Dubai Book Fair, and Jamal the little camel’s journey ends in the shining towers and bright colourful market places of the city. But it begins in the desert as Jamal walks, walks, walks behind his mother and father and their Bedouin owners across the golden sand.  There’s drama when a sandstorm blows up and he’s separated from the party, only to be found and saved by the falcon we spotted earlier on the traveller’s fist. This is a book rich in the sights and sensations of a faraway land, beautifully depicted in Michael Foreman’s glorious watercolours. Little Jamal is an irresistible character too, inviting the reader into his world from the first page.

Andrea Reece

Jamal's Journey Synopsis

Jamal is a little camel so he must walk, walk, walk through the desert. One day he becomes separated from his friend, the boy, but a wise falcon helps to reunite them. They go on to explore the city and its exciting sights and sounds.

Jamal's Journey Press Reviews

Inspired by Foreman's visit to Dubai Book Festival, a little camel from the desert has a big city adventure  Fiona Noble The Bookseller

Touches of folktale blend well with this take on traditional and modern life. Booklist

Praise for Other Titles by this Author

'Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets.' - The Independent

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783444908
Publication date: 2nd February 2017
Author: Michael Foreman
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1

About Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...

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