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Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone [Paperback]

Fiona French
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1 May 2007
Poor Anancy and rich Mr Dry-Bone both want to marry Miss Louise, but she wants to marry the man who can make her laugh. She does not laugh at Mr Dry-Bone's conjuring tricks and acrobatics so Anancy decides to ask the animals for help in winning her over. A delightful story, based on characters from traditional Caribbean and West African folk-tales, with vibrant illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (1 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845071646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845071646
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiona French was educated in Weybridge, Surrey and Torquay, Devon, and left school in 1961. She then attended an art college in Croydon, where studies included photography, theatre design and sculpture, as well as her primary interest, painting.

In 1965 Fiona obtained her National Diploma in Design, Painting and Lithography. In 1966 she spent a post-graduate year specialising in print-making. Her first book of short stories (not for children) was illustrated and produced in the college (an edition of twelve copies). In 1967 Fiona spent two terms at Goldsmiths College on a teacher's training course, and in the same year she began teaching children art theory at Long Grove hospital, Epsom (a post she held in 1969). From 1967-72 she worked as an assistant to the painter Bridget Riley and found the five years she spent with this artist invaluable training in colour and discipline. In 1970-81 she taught at Wimbledon School of Art and in 1973-74 at Leicester Polytechnic and a Brighton Polytechnic.

In 1967 Fiona French completed her first book cover for Oxford University Press and in 1968 her first picture book Jack of Hearts was published. Since then she has produced a number of brilliantly coloured and imaginatively conceived picture-books which have earned her a reputation as an exciting talent in the children's books field.

Fiona French now lives in Norfolk.

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"A feast of inter-related text and pictures." The Observer"

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Fiona French studied Art Education at Croydon College of Art and went on to work as Bridget Riley's assistant. In 1986 she won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Snow White in New York. In 1992 her first book for Frances Lincoln, Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and chosen as a Children's Book of the Year. Pepi and the Secret Names (written by Jill Paton Walsh), was one of Child Education's Best Story Books of 1994 and shortlisted for the 1995 Children's Book Award. She is renowned for her distinctively sharp and colourful illustrations. Her other books for Frances Lincoln are Paradise, Bethlehem and Canticle of the Sun; The Smallest Samurai, Glass Garden, Jamil's Clever Cat, Lord of the Animals and Pepi and the Secret Names.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pics, lovely story. 17 May 2014
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Among the literally hundreds of books I read to my daughter when she was little, this has been her enduring favourite. I think it is the happy love story, the unusual and beautiful pictures, the slightly scary Mr Dry Bones, and of course the not so helpful animals. All the really important ingredients in a good story!
I found a copy on my daughter's bookshelf at uni - she had bought herself a new copy because she still loves it..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fave Children story! 5 Oct 2011
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I am using my mothers account to type this, I am 14. My mother use to read this book to me ALL the time. When I was like 2,3,4,5 etc. It is just a fun read that I still adore to this day. Your children would LOVE it like I did. Sherlock Chick and the Peekaboo mystery was also a favorite! GO GET IT FOR YOUR BABIES!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great tale 1 Nov 2000
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This book is a delight to all readers not only does it tell a wonderful tale about two men who are in love with the same woman. But it is much more it also gives the reader a little insight on the fasinating world of African folklore.
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