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'There once was a girl named Bruna. She lived in a little hut all by herself and she was always cold.' However hard Bruna tries, she always feels chilly. She bundles herself up in lots of clothes, she piles duvets and blankets on the bed, and surrounds herself with hot water bottles. Even travelling to distant, sunny lands doesn't make a difference. But when Bruna returns home she strikes up an unexpected friendship, which is warming in more ways than one This memorable story with all the charm of a classic fairy tale, illustrated in delicate and flowing watercolour, is sure to win the hearts of all who read it. A magical tale from the acclaimed illustrator of Tom Fingershow more

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  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 237 x 300mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747564957
  • 9780747564959

About Anne Cottringer

BRUNA is Anne Cottringer's second picture book for Bloomsbury, her first being MARY IS SCARY, and is already an established author of picture books. She has worked in film and television, but her first picture book was published in 1995. Anne was born in Canada, and now lives in Hereford, England. BRUNA is Gillian McClure's second book for Bloomsbury, her first being TOM FINGER. Gillian has written and illustrated since she was a child, and her delicate watercolour art has acquired many fans. Born in Bradford, she now lives in more

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"Cottringer's fanciful parable is gracefully told, and McClure contributes a series of beguiling illustrations washed with color in delicate, harmonious tones.' Booklist (USA) 'McClure's storytelling has a strange magical rhythm to it and her drawings ... have a wistful delicacy' Praise for Gillian McClure, Books for Keeps 'The elegantly eerie drawings make this a magical winter's tale' Praise for Tom Finger (Gillian McClure), Independentshow more

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24 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 21% (5)
4 46% (11)
3 29% (7)
2 4% (1)
1 0% (0)
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