The Countess's Calamity

The Countess's Calamity : The Box

3.64 (25 ratings by Goodreads)
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When a box of toys is left, abandoned in the park, the toys really don't know what to make of it! Should they wait to be rescued and taken back to the 'land of lounge' or should they all scramble out and try to save themselves. Fortunately for them they are saved from making a decision with the intervention of two very nice mice. But the night is young, and their adventures are only about to begin. This is a touching book featuring the adventures and exploits of a mismatched group of friends who learn to live in harmony.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 96 pages
  • 140 x 198 x 34mm | 117.94g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Mixed media with cassette
  • 0747575290
  • 9780747575290

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'The author's excellent illustrations are a blend of old-style photos and line drawings. A delightful treat for the starter reader' Sunday Tribune 'The tale is witty, poignant, with exquisite collage-style illustrations that give the whole book the air of a miniature stage set. Amusing and endearing, the Countess will win her readers over' Metro Life 'A cool and charming book all about the trials and tribulations of a toy that hits hard times. You will think twice about throwing away old toys once you have read this touching story' Young Post 'A wonderful piece of make-believe' Guardian
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About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner lives in London and is the illustrator of the Polly books, published by Bloomsbury, and Mummy Don't Go Out Tonight. Sally is also published by Orion Children's books where her fiction and picture books are bestsellers.
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25 ratings
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4 20% (5)
3 52% (13)
2 4% (1)
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