The Conquerors

The Conquerors

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There once was a large country that was ruled by a General. The General would take his army and attack all the countries around him until they were conquered. Eventually, there was only one small country left to conquer. However, this one did not resist but welcomed the soldiers - leading to a quite unexpected result!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 274 x 4mm | 181.44g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS
  • 1842704680
  • 9781842704684
  • 126,574

About David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 40 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader's Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David's first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 24 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, Franceshow more

Review quote

"An important book. A book we need." Michael Morpurgo "Picture book genius." The Ultimate First Book Guide "Masterpiece for all ages" -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids "Children's masterpiece. Beautifully understated but packs a punch." Guardianshow more

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‘This succinct and warm-hearted parable could not be bettered.’ The Sunday Times ‘It is impossible not to be moved by The Conquerors.’ Guardian ‘David McKee is a genius . . . an outstanding allegory.’ The Timesshow more