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How the Whale Became
By Ted Hughes

How the Whale Became

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How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes

Book Description

Long ago when the world was brand new, before animals or birds, the sun rose into the sky and brought the first day. To begin with, all the creatures were pretty much alike - very different from what they are now. Those that wanted to be lions practised being lions. But there were other creatures - including the whale, the elephant, the cat and the donkey - that came about in different ways...Ted Hughes' classic text is accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Jackie Morris to bring a lyrical and witty version of the creation myths to young readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845079284
ISBN-10: 1845079280
Classification: Picture storybooks , Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (297mm x 210mm x 9mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Iron Man by Ted Hughes Iron Man, Paperback (November 2013)

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By Heart by Ted Hughes By Heart, Paperback (March 2012)

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When a towering giant made of iron appears out of nowhere, young Hogarth sees him not as a monster, but a friend. This illustrated edition, featuring the complete text, special effects such as foldouts and die-cuts, and striking full-color artwork on every page, offers the ideal family read-aloud.

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Author Biography - Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes is ranked as one of the best poets of his generation. His final two collections won the Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year in successive years. He was Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death in 1998. In the same year he had been appointed to the Order of the Merit. He wrote children's stories and poetry throughout his life. Jackie Morris lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Ever since leaving college, Bath Academy of Art, at least one cat has watched over her while she works. Big cats and small are a passion in her life, and it was while reading and watching her cat Pixie sleeping in winter that the idea for I am Cat came about. Among her many books for Frances Lincoln are The Ice Bear, The Snow Leopard, Tell me a Dragon, and How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes. To visit Jackie's website click here

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