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- DescriptionThe man from the land of Fandango is coming to pay you a call! He wears a hat with a tassel and a polka-dot tie - and he juggles and bounces and dances with bears, bison, baboons, kangaroos and even disaurs. He's wonderful and amazing - so watch out for him, and watch carefully - because he only appears every 500 years! This magical, fantastical poem, full of Mahy's signature wordplay and joie de vivre, is brilliantly matched by the humour and energy of Polly Dunbar's illustrations.
- Author BiographyMARGARET 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 is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of picture books, including Dog Blue and the Tilly series (Walker Books). Her other titles for Frances Lincoln are Bubble Trouble, Down the Back of the Chair (with Margaret Mahy), Looking After Louis (9781845070830) and Measuring Angels (9781847800480). Polly lives in Brighton, Sussex.
- Author(s)Margaret Mahy
- PublisherFrances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication03/10/2013
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrances Lincoln Childrens Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Width240 mm
- Height276 mm
- Illustrator(s)Polly Dunbar
- Edition StatementPB Reissue
- Interest AgeFrom 3
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