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A picture book to share with those who might think they were beyond the picture book stage, Anthony Browne’s King Kong is a sumptuous book which gives an awesome visual version of the original King Kong film matched by a much abbreviated version of the original text. Based on the story of the giant gorilla and his dramatic adventures including the rescue of a beautiful lady in distress and battles with dinosaurs, it ends with the iconic final moment on the Empire State Building. A book to savour for the astonishing quality of the illustrations. (7+)
King Kong is a giant gorilla, a monster of an ape, who lives on a remote island. The beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her, he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilization and put on show, but when he sees Ann, he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York.
|Publication date:||3rd November 2005|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...More About Anthony Browne
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