Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic by David McKee
  

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

Written by David McKee

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A magical masterpiece from the creator of Not Now, Bernard, Elmer and Mr Benn. This classic David McKee text is wonderfully re-illustrated in full colour....a strong story with a very good moral: magic has its place but doing things for yourself is
more fulfilling.

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Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic by David McKee

When Melric, the king's magician, mysteriously loses his magic, he sets out on a quest to return it. But with the kingdom under attack, will Melric get his magic back in time to protect it?

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A wonderfully involving tale... (Children) will love the story of Melric, resplendent in his red and gold starry gown but suffering from magician's block. -- Kate Kellaway Observer

Packed with detail... Another success for McKee! The School Librarian

David McKee is a genius. The Times

About the Author

David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has writen and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David McKee loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits London.

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors David McKee is one of the best known illustrators of picture books, having created acknowledged modern classics such as Not Now, Bernard, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, and Mr Benn, Gladiator. His books are published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He was born in Devon and now divides his time between the South of France and London.

Have you seen Elmer’s Photo Patchwork, an innovative activity-based app that encourages creativity and fun? Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is an elephant who stands out from the herd, and Elmer’s app is different too. It doesn’t keep children glued to the screen, it makes them look up, look around and get inspired by the world. The only limit is their imagination. By using an iPad or iPhone’s camera to take photos of interesting colours and textures, kids can add them to an elephant’s patchwork pattern. Aimed at children aged 3+. Elmer’s Photo Patchwork app is available for £1.99 from the App Store for iPad and iPhone. Find out more at www.elmersapps.com and view the app preview video here.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

David McKee
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Author's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk/elm...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th April 2013

ISBN

9781849395250

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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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