The Most Wonderful Thing in The World

The Most Wonderful Thing in The World

by Angela Barrett and Vivian French

Hardback Publication Date: 01/06/2015

  $27.99
From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today’s finest artists, Angela Barrett.
When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts - but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn’t a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is.
Vivian French’s masterful retelling of a forgotten story is both funny and heart-warming, and Angela Barrett’s breathtaking illustrations give life to an enchanting and romantic fairytale city.
ISBN:
9781406339680
9781406339680
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Publisher:
Walker Books
Dimensions (mm):
237x277x11mm
Weight:
0.49kg
Vivian French

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms.

Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World and junior fiction The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess and The Witches' Midnight Feast.

Vivian teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She lives in Edinburgh

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