Magpie's Treasure by Kate Slater


Magpie's Treasure by Kate Slater

Magnus Magpie is a bird with an eye for burglary. He steals only the brightest, shiniest, most dazzling things and stashes them secretly in a hollow at the top of his tree. But do all these riches make him happy? It takes a trip to the moon for Magnus to discover that all that glitters is not gold and that true happiness can often be found at home.


The collage illustrations are busy, bright and full of sparkling energy. EYE With its sweet and gentle message, magical notes, and particularly its beauty, Magpie's Treasure is ideal for bedtime reading. TheBookbag This is a most attractively colourful picture book, each illustration dazzling in a way to lure any magpie. (It) should be pored over for hours. Kate Slater's debut as a writer/illustrator is to be welcomed. The School Librarian An enchanting story with truly wonderful illustrations which makes sharing it a fun, magical and memorable experience. Carousel Magnus Magpie is a gorgeous creation; Kate Slater manages to convey both his mischievous personality and his bold beauty through her stylish pictures. Highly recommended. Armadillo Magazine

About the Author

Kate Slater enjoyed a blissful childhood growing up on a beautiful farm in Staffordshire, which has provided the inspiration for many of her stories. She graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with a degree in Illustration and Animation. Magpie's Treasure is her first book.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Kate Slater
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Publication date

5th May 2011



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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