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A YEAR OF STORIES AND THINGS TO DO

SHIRLEY HUGHES    Book Number: 82163    Product format: Hardback

Acclaimed world-wide for her series of "Alfie" children's books, author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has written a big compendium of stories and poems that will delight any child up to about eight years. For each month there are stories and suggestions for seasonal activities that adults can help with. January starts with a charming modern version of Cinderella, but instead of accepting the Duke's hand in marriage, Ella decides that she really loves her old friend the pageboy Buttons and they wobble off together into the sunset on his old bicycle. June, the season of Midsummer, has a story reminiscent of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the old grey velvet donkey Jonadab flies away from the nursery and meets the Fairy Queen. But he too decides that after all, things are better at home. A dozen of the stories and poems are taken from the Alfie and Annie Rose collections, for instance "Alfie Wins a Prize" where he gains third place with his Motorbike Man picture. The poem "Late Song" is a wonderful evocation of the coming of winter, and the "Midwinter Night's Dream" is a gorgeous cartoon strip of strange adventures. 288pp, lively colour illustrations.
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ISBN 9780370332482
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