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Amazing Esme Book 1

Written by Tamara Macfarlane

Illustrated by Michael Fowkes

Part of the Amazing Esme Series

Amazing Esme Book 1 Synopsis

Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places - there are porcupines in beds, lizards in drawers and giraffes on the loo. It's all a little wonderful and a lot overwhelming and when her pet donkey, Donk, turns up in a parcel sent from her parents, the fun really begins. When hundreds of baby penguins hatch in Esme's top floor bedroom, the children have to figure out how to get them outside. Esme and her cousin have the ingenious idea of building a helter skelter around the castle turret, but this is just the start - soon Maclinkey Castle is turned into a full-on Fairground Circus with a big wheel, Bumper Bears, and the show stopping Flying Tigers starring Esme herself!

Amazing Esme Book 1 Press Reviews

Plentiful pictures from Michael Fowkes and an exuberant story by Tamara Macfarlane make Amazing Esme perfect for younger readers as a lovely engaging romp. * School Librarian * Fantastic. * Metro * Esme is a delightfully engaging heroine... a charming, happy book. * Bookbag *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340999936
Publication date: 2nd May 2013
Author: Tamara Macfarlane
Illustrator: Michael Fowkes
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Tamara Macfarlane

As a child Tamara practically lived in bookshops. She read more children's books whilst studying English and Education, specialising in Children's Literature. After a number of years spent as a literacy co-ordinator, Tamara had her first child and decided she would like to live in a children's bookshop again. As she couldn't find one that she liked she founded the award winning Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in Herne Hill, filling it with her favourite books. One day, she noticed a gap in the shelves in the 5-8 year old section and being unable to find any books that she ...

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