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Leon and the Place Between [Paperback]

Graham Baker-Smith
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 July 2009
"Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning picture book combines shadowy collage, painting, photography, and gilding to overwhelm readers with the power of magic." — THE TIMES (London)


Leon and his brothers and sister go to a magic show, but this is no ordinary show and Abdul Kazam is no ordinary magician. Take a journey right through the die-cut pages of this book into the Place Between, where magic becomes truly real. Angela McAllister has conjured a spellbinding story that unfolds in the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith’s stunning illustrations.
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Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Templar (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840118601
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840118605
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leon's rightful place! 22 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
After looking through the unusual and beautiful illustrations in this book, I was overwhelmed by the sense that I had been transported back to my own childhood. There are so many childrens stories around that shy away from the timeless appeal of mystery and imagination - this tale does not, and will reach out to many readers of many ages for all kinds of sentimental and sensual reasons and invoke hidden memories. The wide-eyed character drawings by Grahame Baker-Smith reflect the wide-eyed wonder felt whilst absorbing the everything of this wonderful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very special. 27 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
Beautiful, magical illustrations. Beautiful, magical words. This book took my breath away the first time I read it to my children (5 and 7) and still does every time. They have done an amazing job of creating the sense of wonder that Leon himself feels when he goes into the tent at the fair and the magic show transports him, literally and figuratively. Stunning. My daughters loved it too but I could read it happily by myself it's that good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully enchanting 26 Aug 2010
By steph
Format:Paperback
This book is lovely. It has beautiful detailed illustrations, and both the 5 and 8 year old I read it to loved it and ask for it again and again.
A very special book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite 4 Nov 2012
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This is quite possibly the most beautiful book you will ever own. Slightly darker than the average children's fare. Graeme Baker-Smith's illustrations are exquisite. I use one as a screen-saver.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous 27 Oct 2013
By MrsH
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Has had my children and those I have taught completely enthralled with its enchanting illustrations which capture awe and wonder beautifully.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book - a must have for any teacher! 14 July 2013
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WOW! what a fantastic book which is beautifully written and illustrated. I can't wait to use it with my children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 5 year old loves this book 12 July 2013
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Although it starts rather abruptly the story is fabulous and the pictures amazing, a magical book that stirs the imagination
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