Samson The Mighty Flea by Angela Mcallister
  

Samson The Mighty Flea

Written by Angela Mcallister
Illustrated by Nathan Reed

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Debuts of the Month   eBooks   

RRP £11.99

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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

Win a copy of HATS OF FAITH

There should be more books like this: in bright, appealing illustrations it tells children how people of different faiths cover their heads to show their love for God. This beautifully illustrated, board book aims to teach children, parents and educators about the shared custom of head covering across the Jewish, Sikh, Christian, Rastafarian, and Islamic faiths. Hats of Faith helps prepare young children for our culturally diverse, modern world and encourages tolerance and understanding.

To have a chance of winning one of three copies of Hats of Faith, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 5 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 19 October 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 15/10/2017

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

Sly humor abounds, much of it in the brightly colored, retro-styled illustrations Kirkus

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

Thought provoking and funny... I loved the offbeat nature of the whole thing: its unlikely characters are portrayed with finesse by Nathan Reed, who provides visual delight at every turn of the page Red Reading Hub

A book that bursts with colour, enthusiasm and humour MinervaReads

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Angela Mcallister
More books by Angela Mcallister

Author's Website

www.authorsalouduk.co.uk/an...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016

ISBN

9781783444182

Categories

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


This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools