The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast by William Plomer

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Renowned illustrator Alan Aldridge introduced the fantastical world of the Butterfly Ball in this breathtaking modern classic. It is now available in a lavish new edition, complete with nature notes by Richard Fitter on each creature and an introduction to the life and work of Alan Aldridge.
 

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William Plomer was a South African novelist, literary editor, and poet.Alan Aldridge is the British artist whose airbrush illustrations of fantasy scenes defined the graphic style of the sixties. Working with some of the greatest artists of his generation, including the Beatles and Andy Warhol, Aldridge created groundbreaking posters, book illustrations, and album covers. His debut children’s book, THE BUTTERFLY BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST, won the prestigious Whitbread Children’s Book Award.
 
Published March 24, 2009 by Templar. 96 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Fiction

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The rhymed text, a much expanded version of its 19th-century predecessor, is just as elegant and close to Nature as the art: “The most wonderful tune in the world / (All other claims are false) / Is Simon Centipede’s masterpiece, / The Lepidoptera Waltz.” Though adults are still likely to remain ...

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Imagine my delight when I discovered that this book has come out again in an even better format as my husband discovered this book when we were living in London and had no children.

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