The Tale of Jack Frost by David Melling


The Tale of Jack Frost by David Melling

This winter classic has enchanted children for over ten years and the BBC animation has become a favourite at Christmas time. With a sparkly foiled hardback cover and each copy signed by the author, this limited edition is something to treasure and keep. There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic. From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this stunning picture book tells the story of Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch. 'exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told' Primary Times


Perfect for bedtime or first readers. -- Angela McPherson, Bags of Books Brilliant! -- Child Education PRAISE FOR DAVID MELLING'S PREVIOUS BOOKS:1. A 'wonderfully comic little charmer ... Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and as snappy as his prose.' - THE GUARDIAN2 'It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read.' - THE PARENTS GUIDE3 'The text is lively but it is the comic book-style illustrations that steal the show.' - JUNIOR4 'A touching tale about the power of love.' - WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY 'An enchanting story, perfect for frosty nights.

's wintry world for secrets to make you shiver. -- Cork Evening Echo'

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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32 pages


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Publication date

7th November 2013



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