Tug of War by Naomi Howarth
  

Tug of War

Written by Naomi Howarth

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August 2017 Book of the Month The gorgeous second book from the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlisted author Naomi Howarth. A funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.

Synopsis

Tug of War by Naomi Howarth

Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn't big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn't mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept... but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other!

About the Author

Naomi Howarth

NAOMI HOWARTH was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. In 2014 she was mentored by Catherine Rayner as part of Booktrust Scotland's Picture Hooks scheme. Naomi's illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. The Crow's Tale is her first published book. Her second book, Tug of War, will be published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Naomi lives on a houseboat in west London.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Naomi Howarth
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Author's Website

www.naomihowarth.com/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

3rd August 2017

ISBN

9781847808509

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