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A Lion In The Night

A Lion In The Night (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Allen, Pamela

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Written by the author of Who Sank the Boat , Bertie and Bear and Herbert and Harry and Fancy That , this is a picture book full of lively characters, wild chases and improbable adventures.

ISBN 9780140509397
Barcode 9780140509397
Published 3 October 1988 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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Series Picture Puffin
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ISBN-13 9780140509397
ISBN-10 0140509399
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 3 October 1988
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Allen, Pamela
Series Picture Puffin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
General Picture Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 105g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Wishes Fiction
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

A wild chase that takes the Queen, the King, the Admiral, the Captain, the General, the Sergeant and even the little dog through the night.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review A nighttime romp, first published in Australia, from the author/illustrator of Who Sank the Boat? and Bertie and the Bear. The infant daughter of the King and Queen makes a wish and is whisked away by her toy-turned-real lion; her family pursues them over mountains, through fields, and across the sea. As morning nears, they grow tired, so the lion invites them all back to the castle for breakfast. Afterwards, because it was morning, the lion just disappeared. Allen's funny drawings, full of lovable characters and amusing details - the pursuers, in striped pajamas, are deployed across the double spreads in a series of rhythmical dances to echo the wonderfully cadenced text. The dream-adventure makes the night exciting, but leaves baby safe and sound when the sun rises, in this fantasy that begs to be shared aloud. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Pamela Allen is a phenomenon in the world of children's literature. For almost thirty years her picture books have enchanted generations of children in Australia and overseas and many of her titles have won prestigious awards and commendations. She has earned classic status through the enduring popularity of her stories with the very young. Pamela's books are full of the music of language; they are 'fragments of theatre', designed to be read aloud and shared between an adult and a child. Eight of Pamela's titles were adapted for the stage by Patch Theatre Company, and performed in the Sydney Opera House. In 2004, Grandpa and Thomas won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award- Early Childhood and The Potato People was named an Honour Book in the same category in 2003, and Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella was shortlisted for the same award in 2007, as was Shhh! Little Mouse in 2008. Is Your Grandmother a Goanna? won a 2008 Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Award, as did Our Daft Dog Danny in 2010. 'From Pamela Allen's first publication in 1980 it was clear that here was a creator of picture books with all the glow, gesture, din and dance to capture the attention, engage the imagination, teach, show, tickle and excite small children.' Me

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