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The Man from the Land of Fandango

The Man from the Land of Fandango
 

The man from the land of Fandango is coming to pay you a call!

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ISBN 9781847802200
Barcode 9781847802200
Published 6 September 2012 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781847802200
ISBN-10 1847802206
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 6 September 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Illustrated by Dunbar, Polly
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 276mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 420g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

The man from the land of Fandango is coming to pay you a call! He wears a hat with a tassel and a polka-dot tie - and he juggles and bounces and dances with bears, bison, baboons, kangaroos and even dinosaurs. He's wonderful and amazing - so watch out for him, and watch carefully - because he only appears every 500 years! This magical, fantastical poem, full of Mahy's signature wordplay and joie de vivre, is brilliantly matched by the humour and energy of Polly Dunbar's illustrations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The witty word play of Margaret Mahy and the beautiful illustrations of Polly Dunbar are married together perfectly. Junior Mahy's fantastical rhyming wordplay and Dunbar's comic illustrations fizz with energy in this read-aloud treat. Bookseller

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Author's Bio

Margaret Mahy, the iconic children's author from New Zealand who sadly died earlier this year, wrote more than 200 books for children of allages and is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding children's writers of the twentieth century. In 2006 she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen medal, which is the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books. Twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, several of her books have become modern classics. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include: Dashing Dog, illustrated by Sarah Garland, and Down the Back of the Chair and Bubble Trouble, both illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Polly Dunbar was born in Stratford upon Avon. Daughter of children's author Joyce Dunbar, Polly first started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton. Polly's books for Frances Lincoln are Down the Back of the Chair, Measuring Angels, Looking After Louis and Bubble Trouble . She lives in Brighton, Sussex.To visit Polly Dunbar's website click hereTo read an interview with Polly Dunbar click here

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