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Life is Magic

Meg McLaren author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Andersen Press Ltd

Published:3rd Mar '16

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The hardest part of any magic show is picking the right assistant - especially when he's a rabbit!

Magician Monsieur Lapin is auditioning assistants and Houdini the rabbit is the obvious choice – he loves magic and knows how to take care of everyone and everything in the theatre. So one night when things go wrong, Houdini tries to carry on with the show… and unfortunately that spells rabbit-shaped disaster for his human magician.Magician Monsieur Lapin is auditioning assistants and Houdini the rabbit is the obvious choice – he loves magic and knows how to take care of everyone and everything in the theatre. So one night when things go wrong, Houdini tries to carry on with the show… and unfortunately that spells rabbit-shaped disaster for his human magician.

"Inventive and detailed, with fresh, witty design and layout, this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch." * Lovereading4Kids *
"A funny and entertaining story" * Guardian, The Best New Children's Books *
"McLaren hits all the right notes with this spare but exhilarating text, bringing it to rich visual life with dynamic and comically energetic illustrations. No page turn goes unrewarded, and readers of any age will rush to see the rabbits' ironic background antics. A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance." * Kirkus *
"The razzle-dazzle magic performed by the two lead characters and the sizable cast of chubby rabbits is adeptly captured in the whimsical illustrations." * Booklist *
"This captivating telling isn’t a typical pulling-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat tale... Young readers will not only enjoy the narrative but will also pick up the hidden cues woven into the illustrations." * School Library Journal *

  • Short-listed for Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017 (UK)
  • Long-listed for Klaus Flugge Prize (UK).
  • Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 (UK)

ISBN: 9781783443383

Dimensions: 268mm x 260mm x 10mm

Weight: 483g

40 pages