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The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties

The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties (Hardback)

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A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast, with an invisible host, in the depths of a forest. In his philosophical animal tales, Toon Tellegen creates surreal stories and charming characters that will capture the imaginations of readers everywhere. Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg's delicate illustrations, this collection of short stories is intelligent, moving and funny. 'Two twinkling gems...delicate, idiosyncratic...thoughtful and unusual...a delight for anyone lucky enough to read them' - Booksellers Choice by Lindsey Stainer of Blackwells

Children'sFiction & true storiesAnimal storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesHumorous storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesShort stories Publisher: Boxer Books Limited Publication Date: 03/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9781906250928  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Toon Tellegen is one of Holland's most celebrated writers for both children and adults. He started his literary career as a poet, and began writing for children in the mid-1980s. In his dreamlike animal stories, Toon explores his fascination with the incomprehensible and unpredictable side of human behaviour. A G.P. for many years, he now writes full time from his home in Amsterdam. Jessica Ahlberg, daughter of the acclaimed author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg, studied fine art at Winchester College and has gone on to illustrate several books for children. She likes, among other things, writing letters, looking at maps, reading books, doing DIY and making cakes. She lives in Brighton and loves walking by the sea and sometimes swimming in it.

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