Interest Age 8-12 | In a nutshell: true hearts and heroines in Victorian London | Inspired by an artefact at the Hunterian Museum Georgia Byng tells a story about a young girl born with no nose, that will inspire readers to be proud of who they are, no matter what they believe their imperfections to be. It also teaches that being kind and generous, and accepting of other people, leads to happiness. Ashamed of her appearance Alice hides from the world, living a lonely life until her friend Daisy shows her another way. Daisy is bad at spelling but ignores it, ‘becus I am so cleva in so menny other ways’. When Alice starts to make friends with others, people willing to accept her the way she is, her life changes. The story is simply but beautifully told, and illustrations by award-winner Gary Blythe make this little book very special. ~ Andrea Reece
The story was inspired by a Victorian prosthetic nose at the Hunterian Museum in London. Georgia Byng says, “When I was thinking about Alice’s story, I was thinking about the woman with her false nose … And I hope this woman’s real life, one where she came to terms with her no-noseness, will inspire the people who read The Girl With No Nose to be proud of who they are, no matter what their imperfections are.”
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Alice Peasbody was born with no nose. People laugh and jeer at Alice and call her 'Pancake Face'. Even when she is given a prosthetic nose and gains the courage to move to the big city and take an office job, she cowers in dark corners. The only place she feels she can truly be herself is the roof garden of the office block. But one day a handsome and good-natured man comes to work in Alice's office, and she finds herself drawn out of the dark corners.
|Publication date:||15th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Georgia Byng is the creator of Molly Moon.Georgia Byng grew up in a large, noisy family in a house outside Winchester, England, near the river Itchen. The nearby country lane with its many cottages was where Georgia Byng first found out about characters, for it was teeming with them, and she used to interview them. Georgia Byng now lives in a house in London full of old and new art, as her husband is the conceptual artist Marc Quinn. Marc keeps all sorts of strange things in the fridge—once he had to keep a Canadian frog ...More About Georgia Byng