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Graham Oakley

Author, Illustrator

(1929 - )

Graham Oakley

Graham Oakley (born August 27, 1929) is an English author and illustrator. He is best known for the Church Mice series (1970 to 2000), next for the Foxbury Force series (1994 to 1998). He also won a Special Citation from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 1980 for the picture book Graham Oakley’s Magical Changes. It features detailed scenes drawn on pages that are cut in half, permitting the user to “turn” the top and bottom halves separately.



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The Church Cat Abroad (1973)

Sampson, Arthur and Humphrey, the school mouse, decide to go on the stage to raise money for a new vestry roof and end up marooned on a desert island.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice Adrift (1977)

When Sampson and the church mice are ejected from the vestry by a gang of homeless rats, Sampson preys on the rats’ greed to set them adrift.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
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The Church Mice and the Moon (1974)

When Arthur and Humphrey are kidnapped by two mad scientists, Sampson must go to their rescue.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
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The Church Mice and the Ring (1992)

When Percy the terrier turns up in the church yard, the mice determine to get him adopted as soon as possible.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice at Bay (1978)

When the vacation curate arrives at Wortlethorpe some changes are made - not at all to the satisfaction of Sampson and the church mice.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice at Christmas (1980)

In the spirit of the season, Arthur and Humphrey organize a Christmas party for the vestry mice.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice Chronicles (1986)

This omnibus includes the first three adventures of Sampson the vestry cat and the church mice: The Church Mouse, The Church Cat Abroad and The Church Mice and the Moon.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice in Action (1982)

Arthur comes up with a plan to pay for a replacement of the vestry roof by entering Sampson in cat shows. Two catnappers try to horn in on the money before it is all over.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice Spread Their Wings (1976)

The vestry mice decide that what they really need is a weekend jaunt in the country - and Sampson might come along to keep them company.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mice Take a Break (2000)

When the vestry mice and Sampson are stranded at a seaside resort, they have to resort to the sea to retrieve their fossil ticket home.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Church Mouse (1972)

Arthur, the church mouse, is lonely with only the church cat Sampson to keep him company and decides, with the parson’s permission, to invite some other mice to join him.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Diary of a Church Mouse (1986)

Humphrey decides to keep a diary so he can use it to write his autobiography.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Foxbury Force (1994)

On the second Thursday of every month, the official town burglars carry out a daring daylight burglary to give the Foxbury Police Force practice in capturing burglars, until one day things do not go as planned.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Foxbury Force and the Ghost (1997)

What is the source of the mysterious noises at No. 13 Tomb Lane? The Foxbury Force is on the case.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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The Foxbury Force and the Pirates (1995)

The force is up against a band of pirates -- but they have things well in hand. Or do they?

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Graham Oakley’s Magical Changes (1979)

A flap book that allows the reader to rearrange the pictures.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Henry’s Quest (1986)

Henry sets out on a quest to find ‘gasoline.’ The king has promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to whomever brings it back.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Hetty and Harriet (1981)

Hetty and Harriet are at the bottom of the pecking order in their barnyard and decide to set out to search for the perfect place.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Humphrey Hits the Jackpot (1998)

Humphrey keeps a lottery ticket the mice find in the church yard, and when it comes in a winner, he goes crazy.

Author(s): Graham Oakley
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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Jack of Dover (1966)

Jack’s mother and brothers always told him he was a fool, so when he goes to seek his fortune he determines to be the biggest fool in Christendom.

Author(s): Richard Garnett
Illustrator(s): Graham Oakley

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