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The Lost Book

Written by Margarita Surnaite

Illustrated by Margarita Surnaite

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The Lost Book Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers Star Books Stories about Animals

March 2020 Debut of the Month

Margarita Surnaite’s story can be read on different levels, but everyone will fall for her central character, Henry. Little Henry is the only one in his family, indeed in the whole of Rabbit Town, who doesn’t love books. Significantly though, it’s a book that leads him into an adventure. Finding a lost book, he tries to return it to its owner and arrives in a very different place – a big, grey city filled with busy grown-ups none of whom notice the little rabbit standing beside them. He makes friends with a little girl though, and they have lots of fun before Henry returns home, giving her the book as a parting gift. When she opens it that night, she finds the story it tells is hers and Henry’s, while he’s at home telling his family all about his adventure. An intriguing book about the power of stories, and the importance of keeping your eyes open, beautifully and sensitively illustrated.

Andrea Reece

The Lost Book Synopsis

Henry doesn't understand why everyone in Rabbit Town loves books, he much prefers real life adventures. That is, until he discovers the Lost Book. The Lost Book keeps him company, makes him feel less homesick and leads him on an exciting adventure with a new friend.

The Lost Book Press Reviews

A mysterious, entrancing debut. -- Imogen Russell Williams - The Guardian

A lovely tale of the power of stories and their ability to unite people. - Library Mice

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ISBN: 9781783446841
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446841
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Margarita Surnaite
Illustrator: Margarita Surnaite
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Animals
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, Star Books

About Margarita Surnaite

Margarita was born and raised in Lithuania. She graduated from the MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art with a Distinction in 2015. Margarita's work is often influenced by her observations and personal experiences. She works mainly digitally, however, she likes to explore different media and techniques. Margarita lives and works in Cambridge.

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