Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson
  

Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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If ever a picturebook was worth celebrating it is Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends, and this special edition, marking the book’s 15th anniversary, deserves a place on every child’s bookshelf. Extras include an author’s note from Julia Donaldson, revealing that she based the witch on herself – apparently she’s always dropping and losing things! There are early sketches from Axel Scheffler’s sketchbook too which are equally fascinating and provide a glimpse into his approach to the illustrations. And the story itself is as much of a joy today as on publication, Donaldson’s jolly rhyming text perfectly paired with Scheffler’s equally lively illustrations. ~ Andrea Reece

A Note from the Author The idea for Room on the Broom came about when I started to think about witches and cats. Witches in storybooks, you see, are almost always accompanied by cats and, of course, the cats often ride with the witches on the backs of their broomsticks. What would happen, I wondered, if a witch didn’t just have a cat but lots of animals? Would they all travel with her? How would they all fit onto a broomstick? And how much weight can one broom carry? And that’s where the basic storyline came from.

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Synopsis

Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson

Fifteen years after it was first published, the kindly witch and her helpful animal friends continue to delight children and adults the world over. Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM.....it's Happy Birthday to a truly magnificent broom! A new, limited edition of the modern classic Room on the Broom.

The Room on the Broom was created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever. Join the witch and her cat, a dog, a bird and a frog as they thwart the greedy dragon in this special anniversary edition.

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About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over seventy languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

31st December 2015

ISBN

9781447286578

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