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A simple and moving story of a little girl who is not well, and how she is made better by a magic carousel which takes her on an amazing more

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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 320mm | 443g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • full colour
  • 0192798537
  • 9780192798534

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The distinguished illustrator's style is as flamboyant and recognizable as ever, although the story here is unexceptional: Rosie has been sick for a long time, winter until spring; her friends (who look unsuitably like teen-agers) try to cheer her up with pictures they have painted, plus a toy carousel, which that night takes her on a journey of the imagination - reported in doggerel but illustrated with Wildsmith's usual splendor, rich in color and image, Needless to say, Rosie gets better: "the carousel. . .had given her hope." Wildsmith breaks no new ground here, but his illustrations are still a pleasure. (Kirkus Reviews)show more