- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Orchard Books; 1st Thus edition (4 Mar. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843622858
- ISBN-13: 978-1843622857
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.5 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Katie In London Paperback – 4 Mar 2004
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A new Ella Bella title, inspired by Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, was published this September.
James is also an established presenter of family classical concerts, and will be taking part in many unique events at music festivals all over the country. On November 8th you can see his interpretation of music by Holst, Debussy and Adams with the de Havilland Philharmonic in Hatfield
For full details of events, visit www.jamesmayhew.co.uk
Children's books set in London are always popular and this is a particularly charming story of a girl having an adventure riding one of the Trafalgar Square lions. (The Times)
James Mayhew knows just how to capture the imagination and he depicts all the famous sights, beautifully drawn. This would make a great souvenir of a child's first trip to London. (My Books Mag)
Mayhew's illustrations are stunning... a wonderful introduction to London... a lovely read indeed. (Library Mice)
A wonderful introduction for young readers to delights of the Tower, Buckingham Palace and a host of London landmarks. (Ham & High)
London comes to life in this magical adventure. (Independent on Sunday)
London comes to life in this magical adventure. (Independent)
Katie has the best tour of London in town when a friendly lion shows her the sights!See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
In this book, Katie and her small brother look at all the London landmarks with the help of a Lion - Trafalgar Square, the Tower and Crown Jewels, the London Eye, and the Changing of the Guard... each is drawn, and shown in its context so that for instance, the London Eye appears as do the Houses of Parliament, as the children sail up the Thames on a ship; they are then inside the Eye, with a birds' eye view of Westminster Bridge, and then they are down there running across the Bridge... so a child can see how it all 'fits together'.
A wonderful introduction to London sights, which would make a great preview before taking any young child to see the same sights.
These books are huge favourites with our children: possible at age 2, the detail appreciated more and more up to say, age 8
You can visit all of the sites mentioned in the book by doing the following round robin tour you can start from any point.
Start at Trafalgar Square and walk through St James' park to Buckingham Palace (changing the guard gets very busy and children may not be able to see everything plus it is not on every day all year round) and then on to the Houses of Parliament via Horseguards and Downing Street. Get on to the Thames Clipper at the London Eye (you get reduced fairs with a valid travelcard and it is faster than the tourist boats) just over the river from the Houses of Parliament and take it down to Tower Pier, on the way you'll go past Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. From Tower Pier walk past the Tower of London to Tower Bridge then walk around the perimeter of the Tower of London to Tower Hill. Near to the statue of a builder on the same side of the road is the bus stop for the number 15 bus. Wait for the Routemaster London Bus which accepts normal Travel Cards to come as there are modern buses on route 15 as well. The bus will take you past St Paul's Cathedral and on to Trafalgar Square.
You won't see the sites in the same order as Katie but you will get to see them all. Enjoy.
This book was the ideal intruction to some familiar London sites and happened to faeture many of the places she was to visit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a really lovely book which I enjoy reading to my daughter. It takes the reader around all the popular London landmarks in a fun way and is really entertaining,Published 23 days ago by Lost fan
All the Katie's books are worth earning. My 4 years old boy seems prone to art and loves them all!Published 1 month ago by Flo
I bought this book to teach my school children about London. Lovely way to introduce them to the London landmarks.
2nd hand but condition was good.
Excellent. Used this for a Year 2 topic lesson about London and we tracked Katie's adventure on our maps of the city.Published 5 months ago by Emma
Lovely book, my granddaughter will love this! Was well packaged.Published 7 months ago by Lindy A Loo
Great book, that my 7yr old enjoyed. However, this is nothing more than a scan of the book and therefore extremely awkward to read on the Kindle. Should have purchased a hard copyPublished 9 months ago by candice edwards