The Lemur's Tale by Ophelia Redpath

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Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar, and eventually ends up in the home of an eccentric but dysfunctional family. His night-time antics cause confusion, as he nibbles on the family's plants and raids their larder. But he brings great joy once they discover him curled up in a teapot, filling a little girl's life with hope and happiness.


The Lemur's Tale by Ophelia Redpath


The illustrated book...tells the touching story of a baby lemur's search for safety in an unknown country. Ms Redpath said she was inspired to write by David Attenborough's programmes on Madagascar... Cambridge News 'The Lemur's Tale is a gorgeous picture book in which a stolen Lemur escapes and finds his way into the Laruby home. ... Writer and illustrator Olivia Redpath's illustrations are rich, detailed and beautiful.

'The book has beautiful illustrations that have lots of is a lovely story and well worth reading.'

.com 'This mega cute read has texture leaping off the page in all the illustrations so real you can almost feel it.

's Reading Corner Reading it with my 6 and 7 year old they were captivated by the pictures, as well as the story and had great fun looking for the Lemur on each page. Bookbabblers 'Scrutiny of the comical and lively images rewards repeated readings...'

About the Author

Ophelia Redpath is an artist who has exhibited her work in over 100 shows in Britain and overseas. She has a strong artistic heritage - she was inspired to write this story by a portrait painted by her grandfather, who had a pet lemur at Eltham Palace.

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st January 2013




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