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Mister Magnolia

Written by Quentin Blake

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Mister Magnolia

Greenaway winner in 1980.

From one of THE top illustrators of all time, comes a wholly delightful picture book classic.  Effortless rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations that meld so brilliantly into the story. Not surprising it’s got into the top 10 of winners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kate Greenaway Medal. (0-5)

To find out more about this book CLICK HERE to visit the Carnegie Greenaway site


Mister Magnolia Synopsis

Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - and two lovely sisters who play on the flute - but Mr Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. One day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

The Good Book Guide Review

'He has an old trumpet that goes toot-a-toot but Mr Magnolia has only one boot.' A zany, easy to read rhyming text with captivating pictures.

Mister Magnolia Press Reviews

'Mr Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how' - Guardian

'Mister Magnolia is deservedly a classic, where the ryhming text combines with the illustrations to create a really racous adventure' - Early years Educator

'Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun' - The Times

'A completely wonderful dotty rhyme' - Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9781862308077
Publication date: 04/03/2010
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862308077
Publication date: 4th March 2010
Author: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Quentin Blake

In 2010 we had a special feature on Quentin Blake's writing and illustration - click here to find out more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999.  He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others.  He was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. ...

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