Hurry Down to Derry Fair by Dori Chaconas
  

Hurry Down to Derry Fair

Written by Dori Chaconas
Illustrated by Gillian Tyler

3+ readers   
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All the excitement of a proper country fair is lyrically captured in both the text and the soft-focused illustrations of this attractive picture book. Anxious not to miss any of the action, a little boy tries to get his family on the move. But there are animals to get ready, wood to chop for selling and food to make… At last! Everyone, Grandma included, is ready. And the day at the fair unfolds on a stunning centre spread.

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Hurry Down to Derry Fair by Dori Chaconas

This is a lyrical celebration of families and the fun of the fair...Billy Brown is in a hurry. The fair is starting now. Why won't everyone hurry up too?...Well, there are pies to be baked, wood to be chopped and animals to be brushed - to show and to sell at the fair. Only Grandma is ready to go. But as Grandma and Billy set off, suddenly everyone else is in a hurry - to see the fair with Billy Brown! Dori's lively text is perfectly matched with Gill Tyler's absorbing and detailed illustrations, drawing the reader into Billy's world and sharing his excitement. It features a double-page gatefold.

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'For an unreconstructed comfort read, the nostalgic Hurry Down to Derry Fair.. is a gorgeous, pastel-toned pastoral vision of childhood rich with hot air balloons and cherry candyfloss, in which mummies make lemon pies and daddies chop wood.' The Telegraph

About the Author

Dori Chaconas is a children's writer and poet. Her titles include Virginnie's Hat; On a Wintry Morning and Don't Slam the Door. She lives in Wisconsin, USA. Gillian Tyler is the illustrator of several beautiful books for children. Her titles include The Snail House, written by Allan Ahlberg and winner of the 2001 British Book Design and Production Award, and Froggy Went A-Courtin (9780744592771). She lives in Yorkshire.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
36 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Dori Chaconas
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd May 2011

ISBN

9781406303797

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