Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg
  

Synopsis

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

Annie Taylor, a short, plump and fussy sixty-two year old widow, runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. Readers of all ages will warm to this inspiring story of bravery, as they take the roller coaster ride of a lifetime over the falls.

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Fascinating...artfully illustrated with intelligence and sophistication. The School Librarian A fabulous story, narrated through vivid prose and juxtaposed with Allsburg's sepia art work, which is deeply evocative of early 20th-century America. -- Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller An unusual, stunning and inspirational book. -- jake Hope The Bookseller Van Allsburg adeptly turns an oddball historical footnote into an accessible adventure story ... and Van Allsburg's trademark sepia-toned pencil drawings are, as always, superb. New York Times A book that's worth buying as it won't just be the children who return to it again and again. -- Sue Magee The Bookbag

About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, who first won the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji and then won it again for Polar Express.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Chris Van Allsburg
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Author's Website

www.chrisvanallsburg.com/fl...

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2011

ISBN

9781849392723

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.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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