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Pages: 94

Language: English

Publisher: Orchard Books (NY) (Sept. 2000)

By: Ted Hughes(Author) Jackie Morris(Illustrator)

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First published 25 years ago, this book by the Poet Laureate is now regarded as a classic of its kind. It includes 11 stories of what happened to a number of animals, including the owl, whale, polar bear, and the donkey who wanted to be a lionocerangoutangading.

Ted Hughes was born on 17 August 1930 in Mytholmroyd, a small mill town in West Yorkshire. His father made portable wooden buildings. The family moved to Mexborough, a coal-mining town in South Yorkshire, when Hughes was seven. His parents took over a newsagent and tobacconist shop, and eventually he went to the local grammar school.In 1948 Hughes won an Open Exhibition to Pembroke College, Cambridge. Before going there, he served two years National Service in the Royal Air Force. Between leaving Cambridge and becoming a teacher, he worked at various jobs, finally as a script-reader for Rank at their Pinewood Studios.In 1956 Hughes married the American poet Sylvia Plath, who died in 1963, and they had two children. He remarried in 1970. He was awarded the OBE in 1977, created Poet Laureate in December 1984 and appointed to the Order of Merit in 1998. He died in October 1998.Ted Hughes's first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Fabe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer reviews:

  • By Betty Cool on 31 August 2010

    At the ripe old age of 31, I can clearly remember sitting in my primary school assembly hall as my Head Teacher read through this book. This book reminds me of my childhood and all that was great about being young. A delightful read.

  • By JL on 13 April 2011

    These stories are really well written. As a primary school teacher, I now read through this book at the end of each day. Children love it and enjoy our special time of the day, when we learn how different creatures became as they are now...

  • By Neil Cox on 22 January 2013

    I am happy witt his purchase and I am reading it. I would have liked Ted Hughes to have added some more pictures. This may have made his book more enjoyable.

  • By Jen Simms on 10 November 2016

    Book arrived in very good condition and is exactly as described

  • By Anna1970 on 24 April 2012

    A word of warning:The first story about the owl is very dark. - I found it horrific.It is wonderfully written, but just take care to read yourself before reading to a young child.

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