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The Heron and the Crane

Written by John Yeoman

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Prize-winning illustrator Quentin Blake’s stunning illustrations bring great pathos to this touching story of how two lonely birds make a hash of communicating. Back and forth across the swamp the two leggy birds go as Crane and Heron make offers to each others but never seem to find the moment when both are agreed on what they want. Much pain, confusion and downright surprise is brilliantly conveyed in Quentin Blake’s soft-palette illustrations which offer no solutions leaving children the opportunity to think how this will resolve.

The Heron and the Crane Synopsis

Crane lives at one end of a swamp and Heron at the other end. One day, Crane realizes he is lonely and thinks it's time he asks Heron to marry him. But life is never simple and proposing turns out to be more difficult than Crane could ever imagine ...

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ISBN: 9781849392006
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849392006
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: John Yeoman
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About John Yeoman

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

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