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A boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed...
A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapes.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 290 x 240 x 5 mm
Moments of rage and poignancy . . . Christian Birmingham's atmospheric pictures powerfully expose the terrible beauty of the real world * Junior Education *
Beautifully craftered . . . not a word too many, not a word out of place . . . Birmingham's dramatic images hauntingly recreate the spellbinding text. A masterpiece to be reasured by young and old alike * Carousel *
An awe-inspiring and poignant glimpse of nature's inner workings * Publishers Weekly *
A chokingly moving, unsentimental story of a boy's attachment to a swan * Literary Review *
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