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The Tunnel

The Tunnel

Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406313291
Barcode 9781406313291
Published 1 June 2008 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Browne, Anthony
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ISBN-13 9781406313291
ISBN-10 1406313297
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 June 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Browne, Anthony
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 270mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 164g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

Anthony Browne is at his most brilliant in a new edition of this profound picture book about sibling relations.Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too. She finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * Steeped in as much symbolism as you dare extract... A fascinating book that will afford hours of imaginative unravelling. The Guardian * A haunting, strange story with the feel of a Brothers Grimm tale. It will say a great deal to any child with brothers or sisters, and the pictures are - naturally - quite superb. Practical Parenting
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists with a number of outstanding titles to his credit. Gorilla was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. Other titles include four books featuring Willy the lovable chimp: Willy the Wimp (9780744543636); Willy the Champ (9780744543568); Willy the Dreamer (9780744569643) and Willy's Pictures (9780744582406) as well as the picture books Into the Forest (9781844285594) and Silly Billy (9781406305760). In 2000, Anthony received the highest international honour for illustration, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, for his services to children's literature - the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956.

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