The Flower (Illustrated by Lisa Evans) by John Light
  

The Flower (Illustrated by Lisa Evans)

Written by John Light
Part of the Child's Play Library Series

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Lisa Evans was selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators Award in 2008. This is a deceptively simple yet haunting story, beautifully and mysteriously illustrated. Its setting is a bleak future metropolis where flowers no longer exist. However, but for the determination of one boy who sets off a chain of events no one would have seen the beauty of flowers again.

Synopsis

The Flower (Illustrated by Lisa Evans) by John Light

When Brigg discovers a book in the library labelled 'Do Not Read', he cannot resist taking it home. In it, he comes upon pictures of bright, vibrant objects called flowers. He cannot find flowers anywhere in the city, but stumbles instead on a packet of seeds. This sets off a chain of events which bring about unexpected results.

Reviews

“I can’t stop looking at The Flower – it really does remind us that books can work magic!” Wendy Cooling

“Lisa Evans’ illustrations have a unique quality which captures brilliantly the poignancy, the bleakness and the final floral optimism of the text.” The School Librarian

“A poignant book, simply written and beautifully illustrated.” Gervase Phinn

About the Author

John Light

John Light was born in London in 1943.

For many years he taught chemistry

As well as stories for children, he writes
poetry both for children and for people
who used to be children. He also writes
science fiction novels.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

John Light
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Publisher

Child's Play International Ltd

Publication date

1st April 2006

ISBN

9781846430169

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