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Queen of the Falls

Written by Chris Van Allsburg

Queen of the Falls Synopsis

Sixty-two year old widow Annie Taylor runs a charm school, right by Niagara Falls. When this starts to fail, she resolves to find fame and fortune by being the first person ever to go over the thundering waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. Readers of all ages will warm to this inspiring story of bravery, as they take the roller coaster ride of a lifetime over the falls.

Queen of the Falls Press Reviews

Astonishing * The Sunday Times * Van Allsburg adeptly turns an oddball historical footnote into an accessible adventure story . . . and Van Allsburg's trademark sepia-toned pencil drawings are, as always, superb. * New York Times * Fascinating...artfully illustrated with intelligence and sophistication. * The School Librarian * A fabulous story, narrated through vivid prose and juxtaposed with Allsburg's sepia art work, which is deeply evocative of early 20th-century America. -- Vanessa Lewis * The Bookseller * An unusual, stunning and inspirational book. -- jake Hope * The Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849392860
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Chris Van Allsburg

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.

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