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Willy's Stories

Written by Anthony Browne

Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Part of the Willy the Chimp Series

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LoveReading View on Willy's Stories

One of our Books of the Year 2014  A stunning picture book with a story to each spread to inspire a child's own imagination into what happens next and all linked to 10 classic stories.  Join Willy the gorilla as he becomes a character in each of these classic stories including to a mysterious desert island with a footprint in the sand; down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects; or perhaps on board a pirate ship, face to face with Captain Hook.  Each adventure leaves a question for you the reader to continue your own adventure and perhaps guess into which classic story Willy's adventure has taken him?  Willy's Stories is created by multiple-award-winning Anthony Browne and is a magical celebration of stories and the imagination.

Published in 2014 to coincide with the publication of the 30th anniversary edition of Willy the Wimp, Willy's Stories shows Anthony Browne at the height of his powers as both an illustrator and author.

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Willy's Stories Synopsis

Where will Willy's imagination take him next? Once a week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors and straight into an adventure. Where will those doors take him today: to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand; down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects; or perhaps on board a pirate ship, face to face with Captain Hook? Wherever he ends up, Willy's journeys begin when he walks through those inviting doors.

It features beloved classics of children's literature like Alice in Wonderland, Robinson Crusoe, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Wind in the Willows.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406360899
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406351613
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406351613
Publication date: 4th September 2014
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories

About Anthony Browne

As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...

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