LITTLE ALBATROSS

LITTLE ALBATROSS

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The last snows of winter are melting away and Little Albatross sits snug in the warmth of Mother Albatross' feathers. He grows bigger and stronger, until one day Mother and Father Albatross go fishing together, leaving Little Albatross alone for the first time. Will they return in time to save him from the killer bird who is watching, waiting...?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 274 x 4mm | 117.94g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour
  • 0552546984
  • 9780552546980
  • 182,217

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A dramatic, lyrical story brought alive by vivid and intense illustrations. The last snows of winter are melting away and Little Albatross sits snug in the warmth of Mother Albatross's feathers. He grows bigger and stronger until one day Mother and Father Albatross go fishing together, leaving Little Albatross alone for the first time. Will they return in time to save him from the killer bird that is watching, waiting? This exciting, beautifully told story with its stunning illustrations will delight all animal lovers.show more

About Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo (Author) Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.Michael Foreman (Illustrator) Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.show more

Review quote

"Foreman and Morpurgo are the high priests of collaboration, understanding how to grab the reader tight from the first page" The Independent "A breathtaking collaboration of words and pictures builds the suspense up to a nerve-wracking climax" Junior "Beautiful seascapes by Michael Foreman." The Children's Bookseller "This story, with its stunning illustrations, will delight all animal lovers" Norwich Evening News "A lyrical book, perfect for bedtime." Angels & Urchinsshow more

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Little Albatross sleeps, snug in the warmth of his mother's feathers. Day by day, he grows bigger and stronger. Until the day when Mother and Father Albatross decide he is old enough now to be left on his own - just for a little while ... A wonderful book by the author and illustrator of The Rainbow Bear, guaranteed to delight all animal lovers. "Foreman and Morpurgo are the high priests of collaboration, understanding how to grab the reader tight from the first page" Independent "A beautiful picture book of the quality we have come to expect from this partnership" Literacy and Learningshow more

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"This story, with its stunning illustrations, will delight all animal lovers"show more

Rating details

17 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 35% (6)
4 24% (4)
3 29% (5)
2 6% (1)
1 6% (1)
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