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Illustrated ByHannah Shaw
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
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Publication date3rd September 2012
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Mr Birdsnest and the House Next Door
Written by: Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by: Hannah Shaw
Part of the 'Little Gems' Series
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Interest Age 5-8 Reading Age 6+. Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s story is a touching adventure told in easy to read chapters. Elmo and his sister want to move to the run down house with the overgrown garden. Instead, their parents choose to buy the house next door. Luckily, Elmo and his sister can still play in the jungle as the house remains empty. But, when new owner arrives, it looks as if their fun will be over... It's beautifully packaged and illustrated by the wonderful Hannah Shaw.
Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, author of picture-book classic The Gruffalo, lends her magic to a new series for younger readers in September. The first two titles in publisher Barrington Stoke’s ‘Little Gems’ series of early readers, The Snake who Came to Stay and Mr Birdnest and the House Next Door are illustrated by Hannah Shaw and are specially designed to support children in making the jump to reading independently. The books are also accessible to those with dyslexia.
About the Little Gems series:
The Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including foil, coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every pageFor 5–8s, and with a reading age of 6+, these quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers. They are also suited to children of 7–10, reading below level.STOP PRESS! The Little Gems continue into 2013 with stories from Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer, picture book star Ross Collins and Carnegie Medalists Kevin Crossley-Holland and Geraldine McCaughrean lined up.
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SynopsisMr Birdsnest and the House Next Door by Julia Donaldson
A tiger in the back garden! A bird-eating spider in the cupboard! Elmo and his sister love playing in the jungle house next door, that is, until mean old Mr Birdsnest moves in. But when it appears that Mr Birdsnest has kidnapped the children's grandma they must sneak back in to rescue her! A delightful and cleverly written story by the Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson. Suitable for 5-8s with reading age of 6+.
About The Author
Waterstone's Children's Laureate 2012 - 2014.
Click here to read an article from The Telegraph where Julia outlines outlines her manifesto as the new Children’s Laureate.
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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. Julia lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.
Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.
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