The Five Misfits

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Description

Five misfits â " one holey, one folded up like an envelope, one floppy and boneless, one topsey-turvey, and one that can only be described as a total catastrophe â " are perfectly content living in their ramshackle house until one day Mr Perfect, replete with bright pink knickerbockers and fluorescent hair, arrives to inform the happy-go-lucky crew that their lives are "completely worthless". Initially dejected and depressed, each character uses their own special talent to turn the criticism on its head. This quirky and allegorical picture book is filled with humorous and poignant moments, brought to life beautiful contemporary artwork from one of Europe's best-loved talents.

Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Ltd
Publish Date
May 04, 2017
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.8 X 0.4 X 12.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781847806376
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About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna, Italy in 1973. When she was a child her biggest heroes were Pippi Longstocking, Marcovaldo, Karlsson on the roof, Silvester, and Meffi. At age 8, she decided that, whatever the cost, when she grew up she would become a painter and a writer of novels. Her picture books have won multiple awards including the Landerneau Prize in France for Un Grand Jour De Rien, and she has been selected four times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her books include A Lion in Paris (Tate Publishing, 2014), The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy (Enchanted Lion Books, 2015), and What is a Child? (Tate Publishing, 2016). Beatrice lives in Paris, France.

Reviews

Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Picture Book Hardback' category - 'What happens when Mr Perfect visits the Five Misfits? An allegorical tale promoting inclusion and individuality'



"The hot pink endpapers reinforce this story's positive message. Both the collages, whose myriad images will captivate readers, and the text will help kids realize that character rather than looks or talents determines a person's value. VERDICT An offbeat but interesting option for group sharing that would make a good choice for general purchase."--School Library Journal - School Library Journal

'"The Five Misfits" is a stonkingly brilliant offering from the fabulous Beatrice Alemanga. With an inimitable contemporary sytle all of her own, Alemanga has produced another gem of a book...'

Sarah Yewman



Selected as the number one book in The Best Children's Picture Books Summer 2015


"A beautiful idea, exquisitely illustrated."

'"The Five Misfits" is a stonkingly brilliant offering from the fabulous Beatrice Alemanga. With an inimitable contemporary sytle all of her own, Alemanga has produced another gem of a book...'


Sarah Yewman

Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Picture Book Hardback' category - 'What happens when Mr Perfect visits the Five Misfits? An allegorical tale promoting inclusion and individuality'