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The Marzipan Pig

by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake

Hardback Age range: 5+ years old Publication Date: 01/04/2018

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“There is,” said the marzipan pig, “such sweetness in me!”

From the inimitable team of Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake, the pair behind Captain Najork and The Twenty Elephant Restaurant, comes an enchanting story of a little pig made of marzipan. Fallen behind the sofa, nobody hears the lost marzipan pig’s cries for help.

And, after many months, a mouse discovers him and eats him up, having never known such sweetness. But a longing to be loved passes from the marzipan pig to the mouse … and so begins a curious chain of events featuring a dancing owl, a glowing taxi meter, a buzzing bee and a pinky-orange hibiscus flower – all triggered by the little lost marzipan pig. Each encounter more wonderful and more romantic than the last, just how far will the marzipan’s sweetness travel?

  • Russell Hoban explores themes of love and its redeeming power as he did in his much-loved, highly-regarded children’s classic, The Mouse and His Child.
  • Quentin Blake’s freshly coloured illustrations breathe new life into the story – making the little marzipan pig pink for the very first time.
  • Humorous and adventurous, but also gently philosophical in its message about the interconnectedness of things. Children will love the sweet and surprising interactions between the different characters of the story.
ISBN:
9781406362251
9781406362251
Category:
Picture books
Age range:
5+ years old
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-04-2018
Publisher:
Walker Books
Pages:
48
Dimensions (mm):
185x156mm
Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban is the author of many famous novels, including Turtle Diary and Riddley Walker, which won the John W. Campbell Award for science fiction.

He also wrote over 50 children’s books, including such classics as The Mouse and His Child, The Sea-Thing Child and, most recently, Rosie’s Magic Horse and Soonchild.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1925, he moved in 1969 to London, where he lived until his death in 2011.

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake was born in Sidcup on the outskirts of London in 1932. He had his first drawing published in the magazine Punch exactly sixty years ago, and he has been drawing ever since. He took a degree in English Literature at Cambridge before going on to life classes at Chelsea School of Art.

He taught at the Royal College of Art for twenty years and for several years was head of the Illustration Department. He has written and illustrated books of his own, and has collaborated with writers such as Michael Rosen, Russell Hoban and John Yeoman. He is probably best known for his having illustrated all the books for children by Roald Dahl.

He has also illustrated classic works such as A Christmas Carol, Don Quixote, and Candide.He has also produced many pictures for hospitals and other public spaces. In 2013 he was knighted for his services to illustrators, and in 2014 appointed a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. He lives in London and Hastings.

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