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Squirrel Wife by Philippa Pearce
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When Jack helps one of the green people who live in the forest, the fairy king rewards him with a mysterious "squirrel wife". The couple are happy until Jack's jealous older brother turns the villagers against him and, one day, they lock him up. The king of the green people tells Jack his squirrel wife can free him, but to do so she must give up her knowledge of the forest and all its secrets. In true fairytale fashion, there is happiness ever after, but everything comes at a price...

Author Biography

Philippa Pearce (1920-2006) was a scriptwriter-producer for the BBC, a children's book editor, a lecturer and freelance writer for radio and newspapers, as well as the author of some of the best-loved children's books of the twentieth century. She won a Carnegie Medal for Tom's Midnight Garden and the Whitbread Prize for The Battle of Bubble and Squeak. Wayne Anderson is an acclaimed illustrator. His titles include the international bestseller Dragonology, as well as A Fish Wish and Moondog, both of which were longlisted for the 2006 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Leicester with his family.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2007
Illustrated by Wayne Anderson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
chiefly col. Illustrations
Walker Books Ltd
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