A Great and Complicated Adventure
Written by Toon Tellegen
Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
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The squirrel, the ant, the elephant and friends return in a new collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen. With lively imagination Toon brings a magical world to the reader where anything can happen: a snail can fly, the sky can turn green, and a tree can get up and walk away.
A Piece of Passion by David Bennett, Publisher, Boxer Books
When I read the first story, Far Away Across the Sea, in a French edition of the original Dutch volumes of these tales written by Toon Tellegen, I hunted down the English rights and bagged them. When it comes to Toon's writing, it is not an overstatement to say unique, extraordinary, singular, touching, remarkable, exceptional, unforgettable...(one could go on) Combined with Jessica Ahlbergs stunning miniature watercolours - magnificent! What a claim! And so true.
A Great and Complicated Adventure by Toon Tellegen
'Under an old tree, in a bleak and distant corner of the woods, they came across the mammoth. Who's that? whispered the squirrel. The mammoth, whispered the ant, who even knew the names of animals that didn't exist.' These enchanting stories of friendship, memory, dancing and cake conjure up a world of imagination where anything can happen.
Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg's delicate illustrations, these charming stories will captivate readers of all ages. '
The thoughtful and unusual stories have a lightness of touch making these poetic parables a delight for anyone lucky enough to read them.' -- The Bookseller
Toon’s stories are beautifully told, quirky and delightful, with the warmth of the wonderful Pooh stories. JessicaAhlberg’s illustrations perfectly complement the mood of the writing, they’re a joy! — Wendy Cooling, MBE, Founder of Bookstart
Two of the loveliest and most charming collections of stories I have EVER had the pleasure of reading. Think A.A. Milne’s stories of Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, but a shade quirkier— perfect for anyone old enough to sit and listen, and perfect as family read-alouds.” —Alison Morris, Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Interest Age: 5-8
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