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The Winter King and the Summer Queen Hardcover – 1 Jul 2002

3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd (1 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841483567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841483566
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 21.8 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,448,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This whimsical tale of the birth of the seasons is a great read-aloud. It is full of expressive language and the good versus evil that young children love to hear.... The magic rays of sunshine weave in and out of the earth, water, and air into a beautiful rainbow that melts the king's heart. The agreement reached between the two monarchs creates the change of seasons. This story is one of many that provide an explanation of natural phenomena, but none as delightfully as this title. The illustrations, done in acrylics, portray the disparity between the warmth and the dark icy cold. Highly Recommended.' --Library Media Connection --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Mary Lister is a freelance storyteller and puppeteer. Passionate about the power of stories, she is actively involved with inner-city reading schemes and has performed in theatres, art galleries, museums and schools worldwide. She often uses puppets in her performances and also organises a yearly puppetry and animation festival. Mary lives and works in Yorkshire. Diana Mayo graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1990. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator for Heinemann, Scholastic and W. H. Smith, to name a few. She draws her inspiration from folk tales, myths and 'trivia' myths from around the world and revels in strong detail and colour. The Summer Queen and Winter King is Diana's second work for Barefoot Books, following her first title, The House that Jack Built (2001). Diana lives and works in Clarkenwell, London.


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Format: Paperback
This is a lovely book beautifully illustrated and with a charming story. Our 4 year old daughter regularly demands it to be read at bedtime and her 6 year old brother is also happy to hear it again. Highly recommended.
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Format: Paperback
Beautiful illustrations and rich linguistic material helping to develop young child's literacy, plus the universal idea that joy and warmth wins over sadness and coldness.
However, I believe the message could have been conveyed more successfully without a reference to the seasons. We perceived the connection as somewhat forced, and my preschool daughter who has already learned about the cause of seasons on the Earth found the book confusing.
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not in great condition
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Bought for topic.
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