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Smart Girls

By Robert Leeson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART!

The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone a crafty king, a mean old farmer, an angry squire and even a ghost!

  • Illustrated by the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo
  • Smart Girls was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize
  • "Feminism for beginners." Waterstones

About the author

Robert Leeson (1928-2013) wrote many books for children, including Smart Girls (shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize), Smart Girls Forever, The Adventures of Idle Jack, Lucky Lad and Why's the Cow On the Roof? He also wrote five stories about Grange Hill school, based on characters from the popular 1980s TV series, and ran writing workshops for children; in 1985 he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for his services to children's literature. Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, most famously The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world.

Awards

1994: The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Guardian Children's Fiction Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406380545
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 04/03/18 at 22:03:31
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