Author Of Children’s Book “Guess How Much I Love You” Dies Aged 77

Author Of Children’s Book “Guess How Much I Love You” Dies Aged 77
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“I love you right up to the moon – and back.”

Those who have come across the children’s modern classic Guess How Much I Love You will immediately recognise these words.


Guess How Much I Love You Author Dies

Simply yet bursting with meaning, these words were written by author Sam McBratney who died on 18 September 2020 aged 77.

Guess How Much I Love You Author Dies
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Guess How Much I Love You is a beloved children’s book about a conversation between two nutbrown hares published in 1994. It perfectly encapsulates the love between a parent and a child.

The book has also gone on to find meaning beyond that parental love with couples reading it at weddings and it being shared as a gift amongst friends.


Sam McBratney

Sam McBratney
Image: Walker Books

Sam McBratney wrote Guess How Much I Love You after a conversation with his editor at Walker Books, Caroline Royds. He teamed up with illustrator Anita Jeram to bring the modern classic to life.

Before he became a full-time author, Northern Irish Sam McBratney was a teacher at a further education college, a grammar school and a primary school. He had written more than 50 books but is best known for Guess How Much I Love You. The book has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and been translated into 57 languages.

A sequel to Guess How Much I Love You, Will You Be My Friend?, is due to be published on 29 September 2020.

“Guess How Much I Love You”
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Guess How Much I Love You is available on Amazon.

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