Runaway Rosa

Runaway Rosa

by John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 21/08/2018
  $14.40

The Benevento cousins return for more adventures in the ancient town that's famous for its witches!


The Benevento children are excitedly preparing for the annual Boar Hunt, where the prize of the Golden Tusk is given to the ten-year old who catches the boar. No girl has ever competed, but Rosa is determined to take part -- and win! She refuses to stay home and help take care of the new baby and cook and clean. She will just have to run away.


Life was very different in Benevento of the 1800s, and John Marciano's clever story and Sophie Blackall's charming illustrations bring the town, its people, and its past to vivid life.

ISBN:
9780425291528
9780425291528
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
21-08-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
John Bemelmans Marciano

John Bemelmans Marciano, like his grandfather Ludwig Bemelmans, is a talented artist as well as a writer of both adult and children's books.

As he carries on the Madeline legacy, John faithfully evokes the style and spirit of the original Madeline books, while adding his own unique stamp to story and pictures. His previous Madeline books include Madeline at the White House, Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and Madeline Says Merci. He is also the author of The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfiled, illustrated by Sophie Blackall.

John grew up on a horse farm in Three Bridges, New Jersey, and attended Columbia University in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Andromache, who is a set designer, and their daughter Galatea.

Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall has illustrated several children's books and has also animated for TV. Her books include Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, and Ruby's Wish.

Of Red Butterfly, she says, "It was such a delight to delve into ancient China. From the moment I first read this story, my mind has been dancing with red butterflies and peach blossoms, lotus pools and autumn moons, princesses and secrets." Sophie lives in New York, USA.

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