(1929 - )
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.
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.
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.
The Church Mice and the Moon (1974)
When Arthur and Humphrey are kidnapped by two mad scientists, Sampson must go to their rescue.
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.
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.
The Church Mice at Christmas (1980)
In the spirit of the season, Arthur and Humphrey organize a Christmas party for the vestry mice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Diary of a Church Mouse (1986)
Humphrey decides to keep a diary so he can use it to write his autobiography.
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.
What is the source of the mysterious noises at No. 13 Tomb Lane? The Foxbury Force is on the case.
The force is up against a band of pirates -- but they have things well in hand. Or do they?
A flap book that allows the reader to rearrange the pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Church Mice Chronicles (1990)
This anthology continues the adventures of Sampson, the vestry cat, and the church mice in: The Church Mice Spread Their Wings, The Church Mice Adrift, and The Church Mice at Bay.
Prince Alfred sets out on a quest in his yellow convertible with his page tyke. They are forced to take an unknown freeway exit and find themselves in Storyland.
When Billy Tremayne captures the spriggan, it refuses to tell where the pot of gold is buried unless they guess his name first.
The Two Sisters (1975)
On their wedding day, two sisters receive enough money from their father to start them off in life. One buys a modest house and invests the rest of her money to live on. The other spends all of her money on an elaborate house and has nothing left to live on.