Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent by Lauren Child
  

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

Written by Lauren Child
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Synopsis

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent by Lauren Child

Another fantastic, witty and incredibly original story from award-winning Lauren Child. Hubert Horatio or H for short is a genius at almost absolutely everything. His parents on the other hand aren't too good with money...and fritter away the family fortune. It's up to Hubert and his friend, Stanton Harcourt to sort out the mess.

Reviews

Praise for Lauren Child: 1 'Wacky, idiosyncratic stunners.' - THE SUNDAY TIMES 2 Books are at the mercy of their owners, but careless Herb, who has defaced his fairytale collection with scissors and pencil, finds the traditional characters taking revenge in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?, a more robust tale than last year's Kate

. - TES teacher 3 Herb, the expressively wide-eyed hero of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book, is better at reading pictures than words. Lauren Child's anarchic book inventively plays with fairy-tale conventions. Herb, in his crazy nighmare, falls unwittingly into his own book - climbing up words of dramatically changing typography and being chased through pages by well-known characters. Herbs earlier snipping-out of Prince Charming and ... adding moustaches and telephones exacerbates the chaos. - The Bookseller 4 A wonderfully imaginative, postmodern idea. Absorbing and with fantastical zany pictures. - The Observer Review 5 Hugely creative, Lauren Child's individual style is shown to perfection in this funny, subversive story. - Parentwise As funny as ever, with the usual distinction combination of graphics and collage artwork -- childrens bookseller 20040804 'Boldly conceived ... brilliantly funny, and discerning.

'If you haven't yet discovered the funky, stylish world of Lauren Child, buy this book for yourself ... this woman is amazing.'

. -- The Lady 20050315 'Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent ... does capture the spirit of a bygone age... children will pore over the tiny details scattering the pages while the story contains enough humour based on the subtle nuances of social class to keep an adult entertained.

'The kitsch queen of children's picture books.'

's most ambitious and visually striking book yet. -- Bookfest 2004 20041203 Hilarious, rather quirky... It is perfect for those beginning to gain confidence in their reading, great to share with less able readers and fun for all ages. -- Primary Times Spring 2005 20041203 -- 'This is a quirky and unusual picture book, with the distinctive style we have come to expect from Lauren Child.'

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 99

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

18th November 2004

ISBN

9780340877883


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