The Book of Beasts

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Candlewick Press, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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An enduring story of the magic to be found in books.

Young Lionel is very surprised to be made King, but he’s delighted to discover the world full of books in the Palace library. When Lionel opens one called THE BOOK OF BEASTS, he’s in for an even greater surprise—out of the pages fly a butterfly and a blue Bird of Paradise! But when he opens the book again and releases a terrible Red Dragon, the trouble really begins. Can Lionel find another beast in this magical book to help him save his people? First published in 1900, this classic story by E. Nesbit, known throughout the world for her tales of fantasy and adventure, has been carefully abridged and beautifully illustrated by Inga Moore. Now published for the first time as a stand-alone picture book, The Book of Beasts is sure to delight a new generation of children.

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About the author (2001)

Inga Moore has illustrated numerous children’s books, including THE RIVER BANK: AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, and THE AVENTURES OF MR. TOAD, whose
illustrations Publishers Weekly called "exquisite.

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