Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey - Author Picture

Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey - Author

Aleksei Tolstoy (1883-1945) was born and lived in Russia. During his four-decade literary career, he witnessed milestone historic events, both in his home country of Russia and abroad. He was a master storyteller, and wrote several children's tales as well as poems, plays and stories for adults.

Niamh Sharkey works in oils on textured background to create the richness that has quickly established her as a world-class illustrator. She graduated from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin in 1994.

In 1999, Niamh received the Bisto Book of the year award, presented by Children’s Books Ireland for Tales of Wisdom and Wonder.

Niamh currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

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Gigantic Turnip
Alexei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey
A delightfully funny tale that parents and toddlers can enjoy together from a young age just as much as 5-7 year olds will enjoy it reading alone. The illustrations are stunning and complement the humorous text brilliantly. Rest-assured children will...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2006
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