The Heron and the Crane by John Yeoman
  

The Heron and the Crane

Written by John Yeoman
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Prize-winning illustrator Quentin Blake’s stunning illustrations bring great pathos to this touching story of how two lonely birds make a hash of communicating. Back and forth across the swamp the two leggy birds go as Crane and Heron make offers to each others but never seem to find the moment when both are agreed on what they want. Much pain, confusion and downright surprise is brilliantly conveyed in Quentin Blake’s soft-palette illustrations which offer no solutions leaving children the opportunity to think how this will resolve.

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Synopsis

The Heron and the Crane by John Yeoman

Crane lives at one end of a swamp and Heron at the other end. One day, Crane realizes he is lonely and thinks it's time he asks Heron to marry him. But life is never simple and proposing turns out to be more difficult than Crane could ever imagine ...

Reviews

The text has me chuckling every time and the illustrations by Quentin Blake are the perfect accompaniment. Parents In Touch Rather odd premise for a children's picture book, but somehow it manages to work ... I like it better each time I read it! -- Ruth Ng TheBookbag.co.uk A charming new book aimed at young children featuring the world famously brilliant illustrations of Quentin Blake. Bury Free Press John Yeoman and Quentin Blake are names on a book to guarantee something extra special and The Heron and the Crane is just that. The School Librarian There is an appeal (and certainly some moxie) to swapping the expected happy ending for this more ruminative approach. Booklist, USA

About the Author

John Yeoman

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

John Yeoman
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9781849392006

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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


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