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The most wonderful thing in the world

Author: Vivian French; Angela Barrett
Publisher: London : Walker Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today's finest artists, Angela Barrett. When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts - but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Children's picture books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian French; Angela Barrett
ISBN: 9781406339680 1406339687 9781406365726 1406365726
OCLC Number: 907221227
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
Contents: Hardback -From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today's finest artists, Angela Barrett. When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts --
but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is. Vivian French's masterful retelling of a forgotten story is both funny and heart-warming, and Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations give life to an enchanting and romantic fairytale city.
Responsibility: written by Vivian French ; illustrated by Angela Barrett.

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A funny and heart-warming fairy tale about our values by Vivian French, exquisitely illustrated by Angela Barrett.  Read more...

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Barrett's paintings are exquisitely dreamy and delicate. -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Vivian French is a sublime story-teller. * The Sunday Telegraph * Exquisitely heartfelt -- The Independent * The Read more...

 
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