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The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse...From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large. All day long, t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406366204
Barcode 9781406366204
Published 1 November 2018 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Bergman, Mara
Illustrated by Sif, Birgitta
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ISBN-13 9781406366204
ISBN-10 140636620X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bergman, Mara
Illustrated by Sif, Birgitta
Category General Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 295mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 946709

Description of this Book

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse... From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large. All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops to TICK and TOCK and DING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn't have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The story is told in simple rhymes that marry well to the wonderful illustrations with their close detail, friendly characters and lovely clear colours on paper so silky, it invites small fingers to touch. The illustration of the mouse inside the deep purple clock with her small golden light is totally enchanting, as the book itself enchants. * Armadillo *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mara Bergman is an award-winning author, poet and editor who has written over twenty books for young children. Her picture book titles include Bears, Bears Everywhere, illustrated by Helen Craig, Snip Snap Alligator, illustrated by Nick Maland and winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, Oliver Who Would Not Sleep and Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, which won a Booktrust Early Years Award. Born in New York and raised on Long Island, USA, Mara now works in London and lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Birgitta Sif, a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, has illustrated a number of picture book titles including Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, written by Alicia Potter, and Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, written by Hiawyn Oram. She is also the author-illustrator of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Oliver, and Frances Dean Who Loved To Dance and Dance, both of which were endorsed by Amnesty International. Born in Iceland, Birgitta lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up, and now lives with her family in Cambridge. Find her online at birgittasif.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @birgittasif.

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