Interest Age: from 5 to 7
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Illustrated ByChris Riddell
PublisherCorgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publication date1st January 2004
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Angus Rides the Goods Train
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SynopsisAngus Rides the Goods Train by Alan Durant
When the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, speeds away across land and sea, Angus is full of excitement as he stands beside the driver. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do?
ReviewsAn imaginative introduction to the rich-poor divide, with dream-like illustrations to bring the satire alive
This book is a demonstration of the sheer virtuosity of Riddell's craft. Few other artists could describe the features of a desperate bear with such perfection
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As morality tales go, this is definitely one of the best ...The book is great for adults with its cleverly hidden message and the illustration is indeed fantastic -- Jayne Bennett South Wales Argus 20040217
About The Author
Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.
He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.
In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.
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