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Counting Lions

Counting Lions (Hardback)

By McKenna, Virginia
By Cotton, Katie
Illustrated by Walton, Stephen

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An art-inspired gift that makes learning to name and explore wildlife a family adventure, with stunning charcoal drawings from artist Stephen Walton and a foreword from actress and wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna OBE.

ISBN 9781847807212
Barcode 9781847807212
Published 1 October 2015 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781847807212
ISBN-10 1847807216
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 October 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McKenna, Virginia
By Cotton, Katie
Illustrated by Walton, Stephen
Category Award Winning
Big Books Picture books
General Picture Books
Animals & Society
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 280mm
Height: 340mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 682g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 599.757
Catalogue Code 594922

Description of this Book

An art-inspired gift that makes learning to name and explore wildlife a family adventure. Larger-than-life black and white drawings are paired with poetic texts that reveal the ways in which endangered creatures - including lions, elephants, giraffes, tigers, gorillas, penguins, Ethiopian wolves, macaws, turtles and zebras - live on Earth. Artworks by wildlife artist Stephen Walton are rendered in charcoal and give little ones the chance to get up close and personal with nature's wildest creatures. Virginia McKenna - actress and wildlife campaigner - has written a foreword which urges us to look at the beauty of these animals and do all we can to save them. A 5% royalty will be donated to her Born Free foundation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for 2016 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 (UK)
NZ Review Selected for Children's Special under 'Non-Fiction' This looks stunning: get up close and personal with some of nature's wildest creatures in spectacular full-page drawings. With a foreword from Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

VIRGINIA MCKENNA OBE starred in the iconic film Born Free with her husband Bill Travers before setting up Zoo Check in 1984. Zoo Check later became the registered charity The Born Free Foundation, which takes action around the world to rescue vulnerable animals from appalling lives of misery in tiny cages in zoos, and give them lifetime care in spacious bush sanctuaries. As well as travelling extensively around the world in her work with Born Free, Virginia has authored many books and speaks at numerous events, while supporting many other charitable organisations. KATIE COTTON studied English at Oxford University before becoming an editor and author of children's books. She lives and works in London. STEPHEN WALTON is a self-taught, award-winning artist who works as Supervisor at Bury Art Museum in Manchester, UK. After studying Geography at Manchester University, his artwork developed alongside his love of taking photographs, which resulted in his very particular style and method: when he is out and about he takes photographs which he then draws from at home. His incredible charcoal artworks can take up to a month to complete. Counting Lions is his first fully illustrated book.

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