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The Tunnel

By Anthony Browne
Illustrated by Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is at his most brilliant in a new edition of this profound picture book about sibling relations.

Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too. She finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone...

  • "Steeped in as much symbolism as you dare extract... A fascinating book that will afford hours of imaginative unravelling," The Guardian.
  • "A haunting, strange story with the feel of a Brothers Grimm tale," Practical Parenting.

About the author

Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists with a number of outstanding titles to his credit. Gorilla was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. Other titles include four books featuring Willy the lovable chimp: Willy the Wimp (9780744543636); Willy the Champ (9780744543568); Willy the Dreamer (9780744569643) and Willy's Pictures (9780744582406) as well as the picture books Into the Forest (9781844285594) and Silly Billy (9781406305760). In 2000, Anthony received the highest international honour for illustration, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, for his services to children's literature – the first British illustrator to win the prize since 1956.

Awards

1990: National Art Library Illustration Awards

National Art Library Awards for Illustration - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406313291
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Dimensions: 270 x 215mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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