How the Whale Became
and Other Stories
By (author) Ted Hughes
How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes
Book DescriptionThis collection of eleven evocative, accessible and funny stories for children of 5 and more tells how a particular animal came to be as it is now. The Whale grew up in God's vegetable patch but was banished to sea when he became too large and crushed all His carrots; the Polar Bear was lured to the North Pole by the other animals who were jealous that she always won the annual beauty contest; the Hare has asked the moon to marry him but can never stretch his ears high enough to hear her reply; and, the Bee must sip honey all day long to sweeten the bitter demon that runs through his veins...each story is a delight for reading alone or aloud.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571274208
Classification: Animal stories (Children's / Teenage) , Short stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 126mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Faber Children's Books
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
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