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In The Attic [Paperback]

Hiawyn Oram , Satoshi Kitamura
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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7 July 2011
A small boy, bored with all his toys, suddenly notices a trapdoor in the ceiling that can be reached by climbing the ladder of his toy fire engine. Once up in the attic he finds a window that opens many other windows and he meets a very special friend . . .

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  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen; Reprint edition (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849392986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849392983
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 23.4 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 489,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hiawyn has had nearly a hundred books published in more than 26 languages. Many have been used on children's programmes, including Book Tower, Jackanory, and The Tweenies. She has also written scripts for children's animation series and book and lyrics for musicals including the highly acclaimed 'THE VACKEES' and the concert piece 'LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW.' When she's not writing she paints and has had several successful exhibitions.

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"A delightful book to read aloud." (T.L.S)

"The bold evocative illustrations are packed with the kinds of detail that fascinate children... A superb book." (Child Education)

"This book cleverly illustrates what can be achieved when a child's imagination is nurtured from time to time with just 'nothingness', emptiness and space." (Early Years Educator)

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Another stunning and brilliantly imaginative book from the award-winning creators of ANGRY ARTHUR.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting & Magical 12 Mar 2002
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This book is about a boy called Arthur who climbs up a toy ladder and goes into a magic attic, where he meets many strange creatures. I find the story exciting because everything keeps on changing. Maybe one day I will have a magic attic.
Lara Horin Age 5
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5.0 out of 5 stars mysterious 14 Dec 2007
By flossie
I read this book to my 2 and a half year old son. He loves it, it is really mysterious and has a non-linear and thought provoking story line. It is a bit philosophical and magical and there is so much to look at. It makes a great complement to all the other books we have about much more concrete things such as colours and numbers. It is a book that might make children think in a different way. It is also beautifully, beautifully illustrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 18 Dec 2012
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This is a lovely illustrated book, which can be taken at face value or prompt many questions about imagination and reality. The kids loved it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ENTER A WHOLE NEW WORLD 22 Jun 2000
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"In The Attic" is a wonderful invitation into the world of imagination! A small boy climbs a toy ladder into the attic to play, to discover, to dream. The illustrations invite the reader/listener to become part of the fantasy while also inspiring ideas and questions for discussion. Many possibilities for literature extension activities and creative play. Appropriate for school-aged children as well as preschoolers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginations soar 29 Mar 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
"In the Attic" is a great children's book featuring the wonders of a child's imagination. We have used this book in a family literacy project at our local public library and the parents love it too. This is a great book to teach readers to pay close attention to the details in a book's illustrations.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional! 20 Sep 2012
By Pascota - Published on Amazon.com
I first encountered this illustrated short story in an anthology for children. I was so impressed that I immediately bought the separate book. Whenever I read it to my children, I add at the end: "And this is one of the best books out there!"
It is a short story, indeed, more like a poem, but each line is marvelous, and the conclusion simply moving. It is so relevant of childhood and the intimate imagination each child experience. The drawings are astounding, in their detail and quality.

It is definitely a book to treasure!
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 1 Aug 2010
By Ulyyf - Published on Amazon.com
To tell the truth, I'm not sure what I think about this book.

The message - imagination keeps you from being bored - is a good one, and the story is interesting, and the artwork is just fine, but for some reason it's not adding up in my head as a keeper book. I might pass this off to my nieces' school.
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