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Mr Benn by David McKee
Book DescriptionMr Benn always visits a costume shop, chooses a costume and goes through a special door. Then, as if by magic, he can travel to the era represented by the costume. This time he chooses a gladiator costume ...and he is transported to Ancient Rome. But he has forgotten that gladiators fought one another. When the Emperor spots Mr Benn, he has him carried off to the arena. The worried gladiators there explain that they must fight, even though fighting is wrong. Will it be thumbs down for the alternative entertainment Mr Benn proposes?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842703724
(270mm x 220mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A book about Elmer who turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. It features the classic story suitable for sharing at bedtime or for livening up a car journey.
Two Can Toucan, Hardback (September 2016)
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Granny Smith is an ordinary little old lady when something extraordinary happens. She is struck by rays from a super machine and becomes... Super Gran! Extra fast, strong, with X-ray eyesight, Super Gran sets out with her grandson Willie and a girl called Edison to right all the wrongs in their town. Can Super Gran and her sidekicks save the day?
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Author Biography - David McKee
David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 40 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader's Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David's first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 24 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France
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