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In this fresh and inventive second picture book, from the author of the popular Slow Loris, meet Beegu, a beguiling character with three eyes and long, floppy ears
Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter.
About the Author
Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, gaining a first class honours degree. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008, and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.
"This tale of an extraterrestrial is given depth and pathos by heart-twanging illustrations." -- Steve Cole * S Magazine, Sunday Express * "An absolute treasure, full of visual metaphor and riches which reveal themselves more and more at each reading" -- Valerie Coghlan * Inis * "The accomplished artwork underscores the children's easy acceptance of Beegu and highlights the book's uplifting message that acts of kindness have lasting effects" * Publishers Weekly * "Alexis Deacon's atmospheric illustrations capture the pathos of being an outsider" -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian * "Moving and heart-warming" * Financial Times *
ISBN: 9780099417446 ISBN-10: 0099417448 Audience:
For Ages: 4 - 12 years old Format:
Number Of Pages: 40 Published: 1st July 2004 Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 22.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1