The Misadventures of Frederick (Paperback)
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The Misadventures of Frederick (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 03/09/2020
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Longlisted for the The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021

The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) - wonderfully written by the talented Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse - what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer ...

A series of brilliantly funny and evocative letters between Frederick and Emily tell this unique story which weaves together the colourful, adventurous world of Emily with Frederick's drab life of boredom and safety.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509851546
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 273 x 237 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Manley's words are perfectly pitched, spare and funny; Chichester Clark, one of our finest writers and illustrators for very young children, pumps colour into Frederick's life in her exquisite illustrations.' - The Times 

'Outdoor scenes full of birds and squirrels, lit by autumnal sunshine, and indoor scenes of dim splendour, into which nature progressively intrudes, make this picture book a gorgeous object that deserves sustained attention.' - The Sunday Times 

'The Edward Goreyesque tone of Frederick's correspondence and the vibrancy of Chichester Clark's images weave together in a tale of sly wit and sunlit joy.' - The Guardian 

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“Wonderfully witty and beautiful too!”

This brilliant picture book is told in a series of letters between a fearful boy and a free spirited girl who just wants him to come outside and play!
This is a story about feeling the fear and doing it anyway, full... More

Hardback edition
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“Brilliant and clever!”

Told very cleverly through paper aeroplanes letters, this is a beautifully illustrated treat. It's an inside-out tale with a fab ending!

Hardback edition
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“Clever, funny and full of joie de vivre!”

This book cracked me up. Written in the form of notes and letters between the titular Frederick and free spirit Emily who sees him in his window one day and sends a paper aeroplane up to invite him out to play.... More

Paperback edition
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