How The Whale Became

Hughes, Ted

£6.99

First published in 1963, this book by a former Poet Laureate is now regarded as a classic of its kind. It includes 11 stories of what happened to a number of animals, including the owl, whale, polar bear, donkey, hare and the bee.

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Description

This collection of eleven evocative, accessible and funny stories for children of 5+ tells how a particular animal came to be as it is now. The Whale grew up in God’s vegetable patch but was banished to sea when he became too large and crushed all His carrots; the Polar Bear was lured to the North Pole by the other animals who were jealous that she always won the annual beauty contest; the Hare has asked the moon to marry him but can never stretch his ears high enough to hear her reply; the Bee must sip honey all day long to sweeten the bitter demon that runs through his veins . . . each story is a delight for reading alone or aloud.

Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 197 × 125 × 6 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

84

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

Children – juvenile / Code: J