The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat

 
9780141349480: The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat - a beautiful new story by Julia Donaldson

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond...

Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original.

Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale, which are among the UK's best-selling picture books. Julia has won many awards, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards and is currently the Children's Laureate.
Charlotte Voake was born in Wales and studied at the University of London. Her first illustrations were published while she was studying there in 1978. She has won the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Award twice. She has been shortlisted for both the Kurt Maschler Emil Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Also by Julia Donaldson:
The Gruffalo; Superworm; Room on the Broom; The Magic Paintbrush; The Snail and the Whale; A Squash and a Squeeze; Zog; The Highway Rat; Tabby McTat; Monkey Puzzle; Stick Man; Jack and the Flumflum Tree; What the Ladybird Heard

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Review:

Using only soft blue hues, [Voake] depicts the married couple in a heart surrounded by birds and balloons, indicating that their love is unvarying and soaring. An enjoyable piece that will entice readers back to the original tale (conveniently re-illustrated by Voake and publishing simultaneously).
--Kirkus Reviews
Donaldson's graceful rhymes and rhythms are respectfully true to Lear's original, and Voake's wispy ink-and-watercolor artwork strikes a similarly fine balance between honoring Lear's illustrations while bringing new life to this ever-charming pair of lovers.
--Publishers Weekly
Voake's pen-and-watercolor illustrations are a charmingly quirky fit for the text, with scenes often taking up a two-page spread, some of them gentle, and others quite exciting (as when the Owl and Pussy-cat take off in a hot-air balloon over the sea). Those who love Lear's poems will delight in seeing familiar characters.
--Booklist Online
Voake's warm watercolors enrich the tale, evoking the atmosphere of each stop as the pair search for their missing wedding ring from the rocky beach of Chankly Bore to the precipitous slope of Jelly Bo Lee...A sprightly piece of insubstantiality, suitable for nonsense lovers with a bit of an attention span.
--School Library Journal
Ms. Donaldson's verse is admirably Lear-esque, borrowing the cadences of the original poem and using personalities from Lear's oeuvre.
--The Wall Street Journal

About the Author:

Julia Donaldson was born in 1948. She grew up in London and studied at Bristol University. She worked for a few years in publishing and as a teacher, while also writing and performing songs and street theatre with her husband Malcolm, and writing and directing two musicals for children. She has written over a hundred books and plays for children and teenagers, including the award-winning stories The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Superworm, which are among the UK's best-selling picture books. Julia has won many awards, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards and was the children's laureate 2011-2013. Julia Donaldson lives in Sussex with her husband, Malcolm, who often joins her on stage for their sell-out singalong shows.

Charlotte Voake was born in Wales and studied at the University of London. Her first illustrations were published while she was studying there in 1978. She won the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Smarties Book Award twice. She has been shortlisted for both the Kurt Maschler Emil Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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