How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

How to Lose a Lemur

Written by Frann Preston-Gannon

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October 2013 Book of the Month A deliciously entertaining story about friendship and loyalty and why they matter. One a lemur likes you there is nothing you can do to shake it off! A young boy, befriended by a lemur, tries to shake it off by travelling across the sea, up in the sky, through the desert and more. But the lemur – and its friends are never far away! And that turns out to be just as well when the boy tries to make his way home! ~ Julia Eccleshare


How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. While being followed by lemurs, a boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to sail off in a boat to get away from them - only to discover the lemurs snorkeling behind him. Eventually, after climbing mountains, taking trains and going through the air in a balloon, he finally thinks that he has lost them. Or has he? In the process, he has managed to get himself lost, and it is only then that he realizes that the cunning lemurs might just come in handy after all.

From the highly acclaimed author of The Journey Home and Dinosaur Farm comes this new three part series: How to Lose a Lemur, How to LOVE your Lemur and When Lemurs Come to Christmas.

Frann Preston-Gannon's The Journey Home has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013, Junior Magazine Design Awards (Best Picture Book and Best New Talent categories) and the Cambridgeshire Picture Book Award 2013.

About the Author

Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann is a London based illustrator and designer who graduated from Kingston University in July 2010.

She has worked for clients such as Vintage books, Sunday Publishing and Burt's Bees. She is also the 2011 winner of the Maurice Sendak fellowship and the first UK illustrator to be honoured with the scholarship.

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32 pages


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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

10th October 2013




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