Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
  

Snail and the Whale

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

3+ readers   
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A useful book about the Environment.

If bestsellers were decided upon by the number of prestigious awards a book had won then this one, with echoes of Edward Lear would be the blockbuster of all time. Julia really is a past-master of rhyme whilst Axel’s illustrations complement the text quite brilliantly. A book and CD pack is also available.

Synopsis

Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

A snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on a whale's tail. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the snail feels very small in the vastness of the world. But when the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the author of over 150 books for children and her 1999 book The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon, selling 3 million copies worldwide. She is also the Patron of Artlink Central, a charity which puts artists, musicians and storytellers into schools, hospitals, prisons and community spaces to work with children and adults and help them develop their talent and creativity.

Julia Donaldson was selected as the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013, and was awarded an MBE just days after the announcement.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 6

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th September 2003

ISBN

9780333982242

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