The Great Montefiasco

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Star Bright Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
The Great Montefiasco is a maladroit magician whose performances are saved by his hysterically bad tricks. When his search for an assistant brings the equally clumsy Betty into his life, the Great Montefiasco finds not only fame, but true love. Both children and adults will return over and over to this book to spot the countless amusing details in each illustration.

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This import from Down Under pairs baroque illustrations to a heartwarming tale featuring a bumbling magician who doesn't realize that his on-stage accidents bring "far more happiness to the world than ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Colin Thompson is an internationally renowned author and illustrator who has won many awards for his words and pictures. In 2007, his book DUST was awarded Honour Book in the Children's Book Council Awards, and his 2009 picture book FEARLESS was a CBCA shortlisted title and a kids choice award winner.

Ben Redlich spent most of his childhood doodling, and now he feels lucky to be able to doodle for a living! Though he has illustrated over fifteen children's books, Who Flung Dung? is the first book that he both wrote and illustrated. When he's not writing or drawing, Redlich enjoys making puppets and playing the banjolele.

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