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The Great Orlando

The Great Orlando

"Sunday Jones is a boy with a loving mother who protected him from a miserable and cruel father. Then his mother dies, leaving Sunday's father to make his life a misery. For the end of year concert, Sunday decides he will be a magician, The Great Orlando. On the night he impresse... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775430872
Published 29 March 2012 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Brown, Benjamin
Illustrated by Taylor, Helen
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ISBN-13 9781775430872
ISBN-10 1775430871
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 29 March 2012
International Publication Date 1 April 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Benjamin
Illustrated by Taylor, Helen
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 243910

Description of this Book

A very special sophisticated picture book, with beautiful production including foil, that will be enjoyed on many levels. Poor Sunday Jones lives with his monster of a father and pines for his dearly departed mother. Then, one day, a talent show is announced at school and Sunday practises hard to become The Great Orlando - a magician who can make things disappear ... even himself.

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Author's Bio

Ben Brown writes children's books, non-fiction and short stories for children and adults. Since 1992, he has been a publisher and writer, collaborating with illustrator Helen Taylor, on numerous publications. Ben Brown was awarded the Maori Writer's Residency at the Michael King Writers' Centre for 2011. He lives in Christchurch. Helen Taylor is an award-winning children's book illustrator and exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas. She has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards and in 2006, won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with her book A Booming in the Night. Helen lives in a creaky old yellow cottage in th portside town of Lyttelton.

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