2Donald Bisset Donald Harold Bisset is a modern English children's writer. He was bornon August, 30th (3), 1910 (11) inBrentford, Middlesex, England, in afamily of clothes designer. He studiedin Warehousemen, Clerks and DrapersSchool, Addington, Surrey. During theSecond World War he served aslieutenant of artillery. He married in1946, later divorced, had one son.
3Film actor He was a film actor and Agatha Christie’s Poirot: the Dream appeared in 57 films andTV serials. He played hisfirst role in “Go round” in1949. His last role was Mr.Grimm in TV serial “TheBill” in 1991.Agatha Christie’sPoirot: the Dream(1989) – MayorThe Hound of theBaskervilles (1988)– ManservantLittle Dorrit 1.Nobody’s Fault (1987)
4Bisset in Theatre Bisset played in Royal Shakespearean Theatre and National Theater. Also hewas an inventive theatricaldirector, he himself stagedhis fairy tales in the RoyalShakespeare Theater inStratford-upon-Avon and evenplayed a dozen of small roles.
5Autobiography About himself Bisset wrote «... I live in London... Grey-haired, dark blue eyes,5,9 feet tall. In theater since Istarted to tell fairy tales for children in1953 on television.... My greatest desireis to publish one of my children's bookswith my own color illustrations... Myfavourite children's books are «Wind inwillows"," Winnie the Pooh "," Alice inWonderland ». And also national fairytales about giants and witches.” Thisautobiography Bisset wrote in 1967.
6Writer A Forgotten Birthday Bisset created a world of short fairy tales forchildren. Among them are“The Forgotten Birthday”“Little Bear’s Pony”“Talks with a Tiger”“Upside Down Land”“Yak and the Ice Cream”Some of them aretranslated into Russian.
7CharactersDonald Bisset created a new animal and called him “Crococat” because its two halves were from a cat and a crocodile. But his favourite character was Tiger Rrr with whom Donald Bisset likes to travel down the river Time till the end of the Rainbow.
8Cartoons Some of his stories were screened and even children “ A Little Bus Who WasAfraid of the Darkness”Some of his stories werescreened and even childrenin our country (who don’tspeak English yet) canwatch them. One of themost popular Russiancartoons is about “ A Little BusWho was Afraid of theDarkness” and “Tiger TinkieWho Lost his Stripes”
9Illustrator Donald Bisset didn’t only write his tales but perfectly illustrated them. Hispictures are vivid, colourfuland clear for his readers.The first mice on the Moon.
10Interview When Donald Bisset was asked, why he became a writer, he answered: “Because the grass is green and treesgrow. Because I hear the thunder s andthe rain. Because I love children andanimals. I take my hat off before aladybird. I like cats and to ride ahorse... And also to write fairy tales, toplay in the theater, to draw... Whenyou love all these things, then you arerich. He can't be happy who lovesnothing,»
11Visit to Russia Donald Bisset visited Moscow Uncle Tick-tock’s JourneyDonald Bisset visited Moscowtwice. He appeared on television,and visited a kindergarten wherehe even composed a fairytale «Ido what I want» together withchildren. In our country Bisset’stales appeared in They weretranslated into Russian by NataliaViktorovna Shereshevskaya