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Rosie's Magic Horse Hardcover – 4 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Age Range: 3 years and up
  • Publisher: Walker (4 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406339822
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406339826
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 1 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK * The Sunday Times * the expressiveness and zing of Blake's pictures ... are what really do the magical transporting here * The Sunday Times * An exciting adventure that will entice and captivate. Probably best read with plenty of yummy frozen goodies to hand, RMH has a beautiful hard jacket but a meltingly soft centre! * We Love This Book * A quirky, delightful story is magically illustrated by this master artist. Perfect for reading aloud or sharing with a class * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * a wonderful, magical adventure * Parents in Touch * `piece of comic genius for kids' and `every bit as fun to read for grown-ups as it is for its intended pre-schooler audience.' * Bath Life * It's such a touching, enjoyable story, filled with imagination and gorgeous illustrations, I have a feeling that you will definitely hear `AGAIN!' at the end of this one. * INIS Magazine * Quentin Blake's dreamy images of a little girl who rides a horse made of abandoned ice lolly sticks in Russell Hoban's last opus makes Rosie's Magic Horse my Best Picture Book * The Times * Russell Hoban's enchanting story sets Quentin Blake's prancing lolly-stick horses galloping across cities and jungles and over oceans and deserts on a quest for pirate gold. * The Guardian * If you like fantastical adventures, this book is for you. * Juno * an enchanting book * New Statesman * This collaboration between a late, great storyteller and a living legend of children's illustration is inspired. * The Evening Standard * This new picturebook by Quentin Blake uses text by Russell Hoban, who died in 2011. It is about a horse made out of ice-lolly sticks that comes to life and flies, enabling a little girl to bring back pirate treasure to her parents, who are inundated with bills. It combines colloquialisms, made-up words - "unvanned", "stickled", "rehorsed"-- and the poetic: "There was wind, there was rain, there were brown leaves blowing." But the expressiveness and zing of Blake's pictures, with detail of a rainy street, kitchen table, child's bedroom, rooftop party in an exotic city, pirates' knees-up, desert with vultures, jungle with parrots and landscape with pink sunset, are what really do the magical transporting here. -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *

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A story that could only have come from the imagination of Russell Hoban! Brought vividly to life by picture book great, Quentin Blake.

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A lovely book with engaging pictures and delightful use of language. I love the idea that everyday rubbish is transformed into something magical. My daughter especially loves the pictures of the lolly sticks and the pirates. Highly recommend it.
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I gave this to a 3yr old,and to a 4yr old. Both children loved this book.I don't think you can go far wrong with Quentin Blake !
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This is a delightful and magical story for kids between 3 and 7 years old. The illustrations are beautiful too.
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The illustrations are immediately captivating but also have so much detail in them to ponder. The story is simple but thought provoking. My nearly 5 year old loves then book, both having it read to her but also browsing through it herself.
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I was lucky enough to see Quentin Blake's original art work for the cover of this book at a recent exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Inspired by this, I read the story and loved it. It's beautifully quirky. I think it will appeal to girls and boys alike as pirates feature in the tale. This purchase is a present for young relatives, aged under six years, but I'm planning to have a copy for myself as it makes me smile so much.
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This is a wonderful book. Probably about my seventh copy as I give it to everyone with small children.
Boys enjoy it as much as girls it is not a girly story.
I recommend it to adults and children alike.
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The book arrived well on time and was all I was hoping for. Great book and all the children I have shared it with have loved it .
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