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Pages: 96

Language: English

Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (20 Nov. 1989)

By: Ted Hughes(Author)

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Ted Hughes' classic creation tales for young children are now published in full-colour for the first time, accompanied by stunning illustrations from the award-winning artist Jackie Morris. This collection of eleven evocative, accessible and funny stories for children of 5+ tells how a particular animal came to be as it is now. The Whale grew up in God's vegetable patch but was banished to sea when he became too large and crushed all His carrots; the Polar Bear was lured to the North Pole by the other animals who were jealous that she always won the annual beauty contest; the Hare has asked the moon to marry him but can never stretch his ears high enough to hear her reply; the Bee must sip honey all day long to sweeten the bitter demon that runs through his veins . . . each story is a delight for reading alone or aloud.

Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.


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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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