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The Wild Washerwomen

Written by John Yeoman

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Wild Washerwomen Synopsis

'Look out, the wild washerwomen are coming!' Once upon a time there were seven unhappy washerwomen. They had far too much washing to do and the owner of the laundry, Mr Balthazar Tight, was simply dreadful! So they decide to go on strike. They are so happy with their newfound freedom that it seems nobody can control them. Until along come seven woodcutters, eager to teach them a lesson. But perhaps the washerwomen will teach the woodcutters a thing or two instead, and everyone might just live happily ever after...

The Wild Washerwomen Press Reviews

A rollicking good story; Quentin Blake's irresistible illustrations capture every madcap moment. * Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian * A wonderful treat for young and old alike and a real classic that should sit proudly on every nursery bookshelf. * Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids * This book is a fairy tale with a difference. Mad, crazy, zany, chaotic: how else do you describe the exuberance which explodes over every page? Children of 3+ will adore this. * Blackbird Pie * A riot of a book. * Cork Evening Echo *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842709146
Publication date: 2nd April 2009
Author: John Yeoman
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About John Yeoman

John Yeoman (Author) John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycee in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children's books of which a number of earlier well-loved titles are now being republished by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award ...

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