Samson The Mighty Flea by Angela Mcallister

Samson The Mighty Flea

Written by Angela Mcallister
Illustrated by Nathan Reed

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September 2016 Debut of the Month How big a star you are has very little to do with your actual size, but a lot to do with how the world and your friends perceive you, says this circus caper. Samson is a big star in Fleabag’s Circus and no wonder, he can lift a match, a pea and even the lovely Amelie. But he heads off in search of the bigger time and though he does indeed get to perform in front of a huge audience, he realises the acclaim isn’t worth anything without his friends there to see him. Nathan Reed’s illustrations make the flea circus a bright and glamorous place and his fleas are truly believable heroes. A funny story with lots to enjoy and talk about. ~ Andrea Reece


Samson The Mighty Flea by Angela Mcallister

Roll-up! Roll-up! Meet Samson, star of Fleabag’s Circus and the smallest strongman in the world. This
strong-flea can lift a match, he can lift a pea, he can lift lovely flea Amelie. But it’s not enough - Samson wants to be the biggest star anywhere, so he sets off into the big, wide world. Discover what happens to the world’s smallest strongman in this hilarious tale.


Nathan Reed's illustrations make the flea circus a bright and glamorous place and his fleas are truly believable heroes. -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids A wonderful and heartwarming little tale, the story of Samson and Amelie is sure to delight little ones who will love the gentle rhymes and truly awesome artwork. ReadItDaddy

About the Author

Angela Mcallister

ANGELA MCALLISTER is the author of over 70 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book, Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Angela Mcallister
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016




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.

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