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The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant

Written by Russell Hoban

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant Synopsis

A hilarious romp that begins with a wobbly table ... and ends with a bunch of dancing elephants! This table, said the man. What about the table? said the woman. It's wearing me out, said the man. What to do? The man makes a decision. He finds a tablewood tree, cuts it down, saws it up and makes a new table. There's nothing like a new table. This one is strong enough for elephants to dance on! But... Where would we get the elephants? said the woman. Advertise in the Classified Section, said the man. Elephants wanted for table work. Must be agile. It looks as if the man and the woman might need some more tables! We could open a restaurant, said the man. A restaurant with dancing elephants ... where will it all lead?

The Twenty-Elephant Restaurant Press Reviews

The combination of Russell Hoban's brilliant idea for a very funny story and Quentin Blake's illustrations (are) an absolute winner * Newbury Weekly News * Hilarious. . . brilliantly silly which becomes more and more absurd as you turn the pages * Smallish *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406358209
Publication date: 1st November 2014
Author: Russell Hoban
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban is the author of many famous novels, including Turtle Diary and Riddley Walker, which won the John W. Campbell Award for science fiction. He also wrote over 50 children's books, including such classics as The Mouse and His Child, The Sea-Thing Child and, most recently, Rosie's Magic Horse. Born in Pennsylvania in 1925, he moved in 1969 to London, where he lived until his death in 2011. Quentin Blake is one of the world's foremost illustrators, particularly renowned for his collaboration with writers such as Russell Hoban, Michael Rosen, Joan Aiken and Roald Dahl. His books have won numerous awards, including the ...

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