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Collins Big Cat - Hector and the Cello: Band 08/Purple Paperback – 5 Jan 2005

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  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Educational (5 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007186185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007186181
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 0.3 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ros Asquith has been a Guardian newspaper cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people. Her latest book, 'Letters from an Alien Schoolboy' has been shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the 2011 Tower Hamlets book award. She answered only to the name of Jim until she was five andbelieved herself to be an Apache brave until she was nine.
Her first job, aged 17, was illustrating Greek Myths for an American audio visual company. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher beforebecoming theatre critic for
Time Out magazine, Co-Theatre Editor of CITY LIMITS, deputy Theatre critic of the OBSERVER
and diary writer for TV TIMES.
Ros has painted murals in several countries and many children's bedrooms, cuddled a wolf, stroked a tiger, juggled with a travelling circus and caught an escaped tarantula.
For more about Ros, see her website:
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This story by a significant author tells the tale of Hector the Hippo who wants to play the cello.

About the Author

Ros Asquith is well-known to Guardian readers for her strip cartoon Doris, which ran for over ten years. She is also the succesful author of children’s books, notably the Letty Chubb Teenage Worrier series for teenagers published by Piccadilly and Puffin. She lives in North London with her husband - a jazz critic - and two teenage sons.

Adrian Bradbury was born in Manchester and worked as a PE teacher before moving overseas to teach English in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. After returning to England he worked as Deputy Head in three schools and now divides his time between teaching and writing. As well as writing educational materials for HarperCollins and other publishers, he also writes humorous football books for children. His hobbies include playing the piano and all sports.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DMT on 11 Mar. 2013
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just the thing for a child considering, or playing, a musical instrument. Saw it at school, and got it for granddaughter, who enjoyed it.
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