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The Yellow House

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The Yellow House
Written by Blake Morrison
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763649593
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The Yellow House

author: Blake Morrison
illustrator: Helen Craig

One day, on the way to the park, a little girl climbs the gate of an old yellow house. Although no one has lived there for a very long time, a little boy suddenly appears before her. "Come and play with me," he beckons. He leads her through an enchanted garden, showing her all its marvelous inhabitants: a tiger playing with its cubs in the long grass, a dolphin leaping in the goldfish pond, a pelican roosting high in the apple tree. Then the mysterious boy is gone, the girlís mother is calling, and all is as it was before. In this well-loved picture book, Blake Morrison and Helen Craig bring us to a place where, for a moment, magic is real.

A favorite back in print! A child discovers, in the old house and overgrown garden she passes every day, that wonders wait in secret.

(Ages 3-6)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$15.99 / $18.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763649597 /  9780763649593
on sale date:
04/2011
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 1/4" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Social Themes; Imagination & Play; Fantasy & Magic;
author’s comments:
Blake Morrison, the author of fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism, and libretti, is perhaps best known for his two memoirs: And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me. He lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Helen Craig is a widely acclaimed illustrator of books for children, including Phyllis Rootís Thirsty Thursday, Philippa Pearceís A Finderís Magic, and the hugely popular stories about Angelina Ballerina. She lives in England.
 
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