The Fearsome Five by Wolf Erlbruch
  

The Fearsome Five

Written by Wolf Erlbruch
Illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch

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From the same illustrator as the timeless classic, The Story of the Little Mole, comes a wonderful feast of colour and clever use of imagery on the page, It’s the story of five misfits who discover the old truth that what you look like doesn't matter as much as what you do, and that being happy is a matter of attitude rather than beauty.

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The Fearsome Five by Wolf Erlbruch

The Fearsome Five is the story of five misfits who discover the old truth that what you look like doesn't matter as much as what you do, and that being happy is a matter of attitude.

Toad, Bat, Spider and Rat complain about their looks until Hyena persuades them to have a great party with offbeat music and a pile of pancakes.

About the Author

Wolf Erlbruch is a German illustrator and writer of children's books. He combines various techniques for the artwork in his books, including cutting and pasting, drawing, and painting. His style is sometimes surrealist and is widely copied inside and outside Germany. Some of his story books have challenging themes such as death and the meaning of life. They have won many awards, including the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1993 and 2003.

For his "lasting contribution" as a children's illustrator Erlbruch received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2006.

In 2017, he was the first German to win the important Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Wolf Erlbruch on winning the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; “Oh Astrid I love you! She didn’t know me but I knew her for a long time through her books, which I love for her humour and sharpness. It’s everybody’s humour, it’s the kind of humour everyone can appreciate. I never believed I would receive this award but now I know it is true. I’m still in a shock and will be for some time. But it’s wonderful!”

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Wolf Erlbruch
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Publisher

Gecko Press

Publication date

17th April 2009

ISBN

9781877467226

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