Pollyhester Hardcover – Illustrated, 28 Apr 2010
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About the author: '...I was so in awe of her works that I contacted her and she kindly invited me to her work shop. I didn't expect Louise to have purple hair or anything like that but I knew I would step into a den of unique creativity and be swallowed up by the work of a true artist. She is one of those people you meet once in a lifetime...a workaholic obsessed with the desire to create for art's sake...' --American Fashion Magazine, 1980
About the Author
Louise Verity, the author and illustrator of the book, is a dressmaker herself. Having designed everything from singer Prince's trousers to sumptuous Elizabethan wedding dresses, she turned to children's writing. She was inspired by the artwork of Audrey Niffenegger's The Three Incestuous Sisters and the moral intent of Jacqueline Wilson's books. She lives between a hamlet on a mountain in France and a small cottage in Gloucestershire.
Top Customer Reviews
Pollyhester herself is a dressmaker, someone who gets her hands dirty and engages with life and creates her own style rather than slavishly following the herd. The fashion victim Iverna is obsessed with following the latest trends but finally sees the folly of always trying to be super hip. It's a simple story but the pictures and general presentation of the book will make it appealing to children, and I hope to adults too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must have book/read for anyone who loves fashion and the satirizing of its obsessions! Wonderful and original illustrations, too.Published on 26 Sept. 2011 by Bear Flatt
An original and charming book - wonderful illustrations that really are fun and different. Perfect to give as a present and one which both the child and the parent will enjoy!Published on 28 May 2010 by N. Martin
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