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Product Description

From Kipper creator Mick Inkpen and top illustrator Nick Butterworth, this cosy favourite celebrates the timeless tradition of school nativity plays. Sam and his sister can’t wait for the Christmas play. Tracy is an angel, and she feels so beautiful in her halo that she wishes she had a magic wand as well. Animals, shepherds and wise men are all flocking onto the stage. The audience can see dozens of glowing little faces. But will everything be alright on the night? This much-loved classic celebrates all of you who perform Christmas miracles with wire coat-hangers and stripy towels!

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780340398944

Date published

December 31st, 1994

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Other details
  • 32 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Mick Inkpen

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Mick Inkpen is one of the most popular author/illustrators in the world. His books have sold over 4 million copies, and have been translated into over twenty different languages. His best-loved characters are probably Kipper and Wibbly Pig – who are both stars of their very own TV series!

He began his career as a graphic designer, and worked with another children’s author Nick Butterworth (of Percy the Park Keeper fame) on a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express. In 1989 The Blue Balloon was published to great acclaim, and established him as an important and original voice in children’s picture books. He and his wife, Debbie, also had children of their own by this point: “Without the experience of having children of my own I doubt that I would have been capable of writing effectively for children. And yet it’s true that good work really springs from trying to please yourself”

Mick lives in Essex with his wife and two children.

He began his career as a graphic designer, declining a place to study English at Cambridge University. During this period he worked with Nick Butterworth, a fellow children’s author, from whom he learned design and typography. Together they developed a cartoon strip for the Sunday Express magazine, later to become a first series of children’s picture books. They also worked in children’s television.

In 1989 The Blue Balloon established him as a truly original voice in children’s picture books, by which time Mick and his wife Debbie had two children of their own. “Without the experience of having children of my own I doubt that I would have been capable of writing effectively for children. And yet it’s true that good work really springs from trying to please yourself”

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