Life is Magic by Meg McLaren
  

Life is Magic

Written by Meg McLaren
Illustrated by Meg McLaren

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Debuts of the Month   eBooks   eBooks   

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March 2016 Debut of the Month The rabbits have taken over the magic show in this funny, original new picture book. Famous magician Monsieur Lapin has a huge troupe of bunny assistants, but Houdini is his rock, taking care of everything from the after-show treats to the pre-show checks. So when something does go wrong, and Houdini accidentally turns his boss into a bunny, the assistant take charge, and quickly becomes a huge hit with audiences. When Monsieur Lapin at last recovers his human shape, he generously gives his team proper billing as Houdini and the Hoppers! Inventive and detailed, with fresh, witty design and layout, this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Life is Magic by Meg McLaren

Magician Monsieur Lapin is auditioning assistants and Houdini the rabbit is the obvious choice - he loves magic and knows how to take care of everyone and everything in the theatre. So one night when things go wrong, Houdini tries to carry on with the show...and unfortunately that spells rabbit-shaped disaster for his human magician.

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Inventive and detailed, with fresh, witty design and layout, this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch. Lovereading4Kids

A funny and entertaining story Guardian, The Best New Children's Books

McLaren hits all the right notes with this spare but exhilarating text, bringing it to rich visual life with dynamic and comically energetic illustrations. No page turn goes unrewarded, and readers of any age will rush to see the rabbits ironic background antics. A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. Kirkus

The razzle-dazzle magic performed by the two lead characters and the sizable cast of chubby rabbits is adeptly captured in the whimsical illustrations. Booklist

This exuberant debut has style and charm in abundance -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

About the Author

Meg McLaren

Meg McLaren graduated from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Printmaker, illustrator and unapologetic Hercule Poirot aficionado, she now lives in Inverness (where she is trying to rebuild her natural Scots' resolve against the cold) with her other half Jon and their impressive Lego collection.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Meg McLaren
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Author's Website

megmclaren.com/About-Meg

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2016

ISBN

9781783443383

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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