Mister Magnolia

Mister Magnolia

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Mr Magnolia has only one boot.
He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot -
And two lovely sisters who play on the flute -
But Mr Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 276 x 6mm | 180g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Full colour
  • 1862308071
  • 9781862308077
  • 7,620

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"Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun" * The Times * "An all-time great" * Mail on Sunday * "Mister Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how" * Guardian * "A completely wonderful, dotty rhyme" * The Sunday Times * "Delicious" * Books for Keeps *
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About Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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Review Text

"Mister Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how"
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Back cover copy

Mister Magnolia has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls that are learning to hoot, and a big purple dinosaur who's a magnificent brute. But poor Mister Magnolia has only one boot!

"A completely wonderful dotty rhyme" SUNDAY TIMES
"An all-time great" MAIL ON SUNDAY

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration and the Kate Greenaway Medal among others.
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Rating details

1,766 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 45% (795)
4 30% (527)
3 19% (335)
2 4% (79)
1 2% (30)
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