King Kong

King Kong

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"It was Beauty that killed the Beast" King Kong is a giant gorilla, a massive monster of an ape who lives on a remote island. The mighty beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilisation and put on show, but when he sees Ann he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York . . . The enthralling story of King Kong involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and incredible escapes - endless thrills lead up to one of the most famous climaxes of all time!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 220 x 292 x 8mm | 421.84g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552553840
  • 9780552553841
  • 139,565

Review quote

"Wonderful" * Sunday Telegraph * "Browne creates an understanding for the creature's emotions. Without spectacular cinematic effects, the themes of the story are much more apparent" * TES * "A stunningly illustrated picture book that is just right for secondary school ages . . . With wit and verve in the artwork this is a winner" * The School Librarian *show more

About Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard, My Dad, Voices in the Park (winner of Kurt Maschler Award) and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.show more

Review Text

"Browne creates an understanding for the creature's emotions. Without spectacular cinematic effects, the themes of the story are much more apparent"show more

Rating details

50 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 26% (13)
4 36% (18)
3 28% (14)
2 8% (4)
1 2% (1)
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