DOWN THE BACK OF THE CHAIR

Margaret Mahy
Price £6.99
Description Description
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary has a suggestion: why not see what's hiding down the back of the chair? But when they look, they get more than a few surprises...

This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants and much more. Margaret Mahy's classic story celebrates the wonderful everyday, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of readers young and old.

"The entertainment, humour, and exuberance of it all arises from what Dad finds... Mahy's text rollicks along in rhythm and rhyme, and Polly Dunbar's graphics are akin to a fireworks display on the page; words, phrases and pictorial images metaphorically pop up and explode like stardust over the double spreads" — School Librarian
Format:
Format Trade Paperback 32 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9780711253988
Size:
Size9.84 in x 10.83 in / 250.00 mm x 275.00 mm
Published:
Published Date April 7th, 2020
Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy, the iconic children's author from New Zealand who sadly died earlier this year, wrote more than 200 books for children of allages and is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding children's writers of the twentieth century. In 2006 she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books.   Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, several of her books have become modern classics. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include:  Dashing Dog, illustrated by Sarah Garland, and Down the Back of the Chair and Bubble Trouble, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Polly Dunbar
Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which in 1996 became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the 1985 Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich.
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