Beatrice and Vanessa by John Yeoman

Beatrice and Vanessa

Written by John Yeoman

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Quentin Blake’s award winning picture books have been delighting readers for decades. In this classic story of two friends, Beatrice the ewe and Vanessa the nanny-goat set off from the field where they have spent their days nattering and chomping in search of an adventure. How these two harmless old creatures manage to frighten off a pack of wolves and a great big brown bear with the help of a few things in a capacious bag and a lot of ingenuity is a particular gem.


Beatrice and Vanessa by John Yeoman

Beatrice, the ewe, and Vanessa, the nanny-goat, have spent their whole lives chomping and nattering in the same field. One dull day they decide to go on holiday, only taking with them some balloons and something more surprising, both of which turn out to be very handy ...


Quentin Blake's illustrations are, as you'd expect, perfect. -- Ruth Ng The Bookbag Another finely reproduced Yeoman and Blake creation. The School Librarian A particular gem. -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2011




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.

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