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A Year in Percy's Park Hardcover – 1995

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Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Armada (1995)
  • ISBN-10: 058333251X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0583332514
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 607,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Nick Butterworth's stories about Percy the park keeper and his animal friends have become classic favourites with children everywhere. This special gift edition brings the first four Percy stories together in one volume. Together they bring a whole, unforgettable, year with Percy and his friends to life.


Percy the park keeper and his animal friends were first introduced in a story called One Snowy Night in which, one by one, the animals knocked on Percy's door needing shelter on a cold winter's night. The trouble was that poor Percy found he no longer had a bed to sleep in!

As winter turned to spring, The Secret Path told of Percy's intention to tidy up the old maze, but when the animals decided to have a little fun, it turned into a huge prank that went badly wrong.

During the hot days of summer, Percy sometimes has a day off when he likes nothing better than a picnic, a good book and a snooze. In Rescue Party one such day was dramatically interrupted as Percy was called upon to save a young rabbit.

Autumn is always a busy time for Percy but in After The Storm the damage caused by the wind was so devastating that it took all Percy's ingenuity, skill and a little help from his friends to bring life in the park back to normal.

The Percy stories have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold one and a half million copies. A year in Percy's Park marks this great achievement by bringing the first four stories together in one beautifully produced volume.

'One Snowy Night'
"A lovely book to share at bedtime"
'Children's Book News'

'After The Storm '
"…look no further for the best present for any child from two to six"
SUSAN HILL in 'The Sunday Times '

'The Rescue Party'
"It's good for reading aloud to underfives, and later the six-pluses will still want to read themselves"
'The Independent on Sunday'

'The Secret Path'
"As fresh as a daisy and as cosy as a pair of old slippers"
'The Independent on Sunday '

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Nick Butterworth is the author of many internationally acclaimed children’s books including ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘QPootle5’, ‘Tiger’ and ‘The Whisperer’ which won the Gold Award at the Nestle Book Awards. He is best known for his stories about Percy the Park Keeper. Nick has also presented children’s stories on television, created a cartoon strip for The Sunday Express Magazine and worked for major graphic design consultancies. He has two grown-up children, and lives with his wife in Suffolk.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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My niece is a big fan. The pictures are a real treat with lots of details to talk about which really adds something special to each story. The stories are all very popular and it was a firm favourite with everyone who took turns reading the seasonal tales. Grandad definately did the best Percy voice so was most in demand as chief story teller.
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Any Percy the Park Keeper books are welcome in our house. My 2 and 3 year old grandchildren love him and so do I! Delightful stories about the adventures of the animals he loves are beautifully illustrated. We also purchased the Percy DVD which brings many of the stories to life and has a very catchy theme tune.
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What a delightful book of gentle fun for the very young,my grandaughter aged 2.5 loves the stories and already knows them almost word for word.Although it is a secondhand book it is in excellent condition, including the dust cover.
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These are great stories, strange that the collection of 4 stories only seems to be available secondhand. Good clean condition as described, includes all the fold out posters, with prompt delivery.
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I always loved Percy the Park keeper, and this book contains my 4 favourite stories. I had to have a copy for my bookshelf in case of visiting children, as it was one of my all time favourites.
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Great book excellent condition.my daughter reads these stories at school and enjoys them as a bed time story read it over and over
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wow what fantastic stories and illustrations , also a fine example of being kind to one another and to the animals we meet,
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Brought back memories of reading these books to my now group up children. Wonderful stories and illustrations.
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