Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Edited by Michael Morpurgo and Quentin Blake
Jonathan Cape – NZ rrp $54

As soon as I saw the delightful Quentin Blake cover and noticed that he and Michael Morpurgo had edited the book I knew I would love it. And I did!
A range of brilliant writers and illustrators have given us within the book’s pages birthdays that are magical, boisterous, mysterious, joyful and inspiring. Among the talented contributors are Roald Dahl, Arthur Ransome,Kit Wright, Anthony Horowitz, Philip Pullman, Noel Streatfield, E.Nesbit, Andrew Motion, Susan Cooper, Roger McGough, J.K.Rowling and many others.

This is a big fat, spectacular, not inexpensive birthday book for a special child in your life. Read aloud to the young ones or give to children in the 7-10 age group to read themselves.
Quentin Blake is one of the all-time great children’s book illustrators while Michael Morpurgo is an award winning author of more than a hundred books for children, he was the Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005. Together they are a formidable force in the world of children’s literature.

All royalties from this book go to The Princes Foundation for Children & the Arts –

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