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A Necklace Of Raindrops

A Necklace Of Raindrops (Hardback)

By Aiken, Joan
Illustrated by Pienkowski, Jan

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A collection of modern fairytales featuring silhouette illustrations.

ISBN 9780224083805
Barcode 9780224083805
Published 15 November 2009 by Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780224083805
ISBN-10 0224083805
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 15 November 2009
International Publication Date 1 October 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Aiken, Joan
Illustrated by Pienkowski, Jan
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Short Stories
Number of Pages 108
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 227mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 434g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 75234

Description of this Book

'The cat sat on the mat. Lots of cats do that, everybody knows. And nothing strange comes of it. But once a cat sat on a mat and something strange did come of it'. In Joan Aiken's classic story collection, the strange often happens, and with fantastic consequences...Characters spring out of their books and chase around the room, cats grow bigger than elephants, and houses on legs lay eggs. Buses live on clouds, patchwork quilts become flying carpets, and pies float away when they have a corner of sky baked into them...The magical meets the everyday in these much-loved modern fairytales, now in a beautiful new edition with Jan Pienkowski's original silhouette illustrations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review His distinctive style evokes the fairy tales' mix of surrealism and exoticism; apparently, he played a tape recording of the fairy tales as he drew. ... This was the first cover to feature Pienkowski's enchanting silhouette style. The black title lettering picks up on the silhouette and stands out against the multicoloured backdrop that captures a sense of 1960s experimentalism. Financial Times 20080524 One of the best possible books to give to a child, made even more magical by the exquisite silhouette pictures of the Polish artist Jan Pienkowski. Amazon.co.uk
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joan Aiken was born on 4 September 1924 in Rye, East Sussex and produced one of her best-loved works, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, in 1962, the first in her highly acclaimed series, the 'Wolves Chronicles'. Many classics followed, and Joan was awarded the MBE for services to Children's Literature in 1999. Much loved as a writer of astonishing imagination for adults and children alike, she died on 4 January 2004 at the age of seventy-nine. b>Jan Pienkowski was born in Warsaw in 1936. After creating his first book at the age of eight, Jan went on to excel in his chosen field of design, working in such diverse areas as television, theatre and greetings cards. Published in 1968, A Necklace of Raindrops was the first of several wonderful collaborations between Jan and Joan Aiken - and it was also the very first book Jan illustrated. He has since twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, and has created many instantly recognizable classics.

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