Donald & Benoit by John Patrick Byrne
  

Donald & Benoit

Written by John Patrick Byrne
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Synopsis

Donald & Benoit by John Patrick Byrne

A whimsical and magical tale of friendship is brought to vivid life by the award-winning and heralded Scottish artist and playwright. Benoit lives a life of mundane ordinariness in his seaside town. What could ever liven his droll existence? Enter Donald, the small and mischievous black kitten. While waiting for Benoit's father to return from his fishing trip, this team makes life more interesting for everyone around them. This odd couple shakes things up by raiding the library, taking drum lessons, and befriending the coolest troupe of dancing dogs this side of Glasgow. Filled with all the fun and fancy of a classic European tale, readers of all ages will be enchanted by Byrne's lyrical prose and magical drawings of the sleepy seaside town turned upside down by the rambunctious duo.

Reviews

-The scale and ambition of the artwork in this debut by a Scottish painter set it apart immediately, and the modest solve-a-problem plot is transformed by a captivating narrative voice into rattling good entertainment.... With a nod to early cubism, Byrne paints bulky, curvy figures whose swoops and angles have the rhythmic energy of Donald's drums

About the Author

John Patrick Byrne attended the Glasgow School of Art before beginning his career as a book designer and subsequent success as a painter of -faux-naif- images. He designed album covers for The Beatles, Billy Connelly, and Gerry Rafferty, and went on to write, design, and direct many stage and film productions, including The Slab Boys, Scotch & Wry, and Tutti Frutti. An associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, his paintings hang in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

John Patrick Byrne
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Publisher

Universe Publishing

Publication date

17th January 2011

ISBN

9780789320841


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