How the Whale Became
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How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes
Book DescriptionLong ago when the world was brand new, the sun rose into the sky and brought tje first day. Then, from every side, from under leaves and from behind rocks, creatures began to appear. To begin with, all the creatures were rather alike - they had no idea what they were going to become. Some wanted to become lions, so they practised being lions. But other creatures - including the whale, the elephant, the cat and the donkey - came about in different ways. There are eleven animal stories in this collection for younger children to enjoy. They are particularly suitable for reading aloud and Ted Hughes read them to his own children when they were young. Ted Hughes' classic text is accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Jackie Morris to bring a lyrical and witty version of the creation myths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845079284
Classification: Picture storybooks , Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format: Paperback (297mm x 210mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Features a collection of poems on the themes of competition and the struggle for survival. This title includes poems, such as: 'The Jaguar', 'The Thought-Fox' and 'Wind'.
Iron Woman, Paperback (October 2014)
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Ted Hughes Bestiary, Hardback (September 2014)
Originally the medieval bestiary or book of animals set out to establish safe distinctions - between them and us - but Ted Hughes' poetry works always in a contrary direction: showing what man and beast have in common, the reservoir from which we all draw. This book deals with his work.
Iron Man, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Ted Hughes
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Author Biography - Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) 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 Wales with her two children, two dogs and five cats and makes a living by drawing, colouring in and dreaming. She enjoys walking, swimming in the sea and reading, especially children's books. She regularly exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide.
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