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A House in the Woods

By Inga Moore
Illustrated by Inga Moore

An alternative little pigs’ tale which encourages friendship and team work, over self-centredness, Warm, rich and funny – a beautifully illustrated title from acclaimed picture-book maker Inga Moore.

When two little pigs leave their two little homes to go out walking one morning, little do they know that they’ll come back to find their friends Bear and Moose have moved in. It’s very nice to have your friends move in. Not so nice if they are so big that your homes end up collapsing! Can the little pigs find a way to build a house in the woods where all four of them can live together? In this warm, funny and comforting story of home and friendship, Inga Moore has created a cast of memorably lovable characters and an atmospheric woodland world which children will want to visit again and again.

  • This is the most beautiful picturebook The text has humour, but the softly lit illustrations are glorious The ethos of the book is as gentle as its images: animals work together, are hospitable and polite, honour promises, share chores and settle quietly and cosily a night. Reading A House in the Woods makes you want to live there. - The Sunday Times
  • A House in the Woods is a stunningly illustrated children s book This charming story is perfectly brought to life by Inga Moore s beautiful illustrations in browns, oranges and greens, which make this book a must-have for autumn. She has previously illustrated for The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden, and her distinctive and atmospheric pictures will make A House in the Woods a permanent fixture on children s shelves. - We Love This Book website
  • Dedicated to beavers, who are the fastest and the best builders in the world, this book is set in an atmospheric woodland world . . . A simple tale brought to life in stunningly detailed pictures to return to time and time again. - Carousel

About the author

With a career in illustration spanning over 30 years, Inga Moore is a highly distinguished author and illustrator of children’s books, who has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden and Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. Her other picture book titles include A House in the Woods, Captain Cat and the award-winning title, Six Dinner Sid, which continues to grace bookshop shelves 20 years on from publication. Born in Sussex but raised in Australia, Inga returned to England as an adult and now lives in Herefordshire.

ISBN: 9781406342819
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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