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The Sad Story Of Veronica

By David McKee

For lovers of Not Now, Bernard, comes another darkly comic tale from renowned picture book creator, David McKee.

When Veronica learned to play the violin, at first she was awful. It was terrible for the neighbours. But she practised, and her skill became so astonishing that she could move people and animals to tears, until everything changed with her trip to the deepest jungle. 'A refreshing read!' Observer

  • David McKee is one of the best known illustrators of picture books, having created acknowledged modern classics such as Not Now, Bernard, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, and Mr Benn, Gladiator.
  • Life sales for David McKee titles are now over 7.5 million copies.
  • David McKee is a genius!' The Times

About the author

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

ISBN: 9781849397636
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 7, 2013
Dimensions: 240 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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