Bambert's Book of Missing Stories
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 112 pages|
|Other Information: ||full colour illustrations throughout|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 September 2010|
Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his eleven stories out into the world, to find their own (true) setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night. The eleventh story is blank. Bambert hopes it will write itself. Gradually the stories return, with postmarks from all round the world. But Bambert's life-work is not complete until the return of the eleventh story, the fate of which is still unknown...
About the Author
Reinhardt Jung was born in Germany in 1949. He worked with an international children's organisation before becoming head of children's broadcasting in Stuttgart in 1992. He died in 1999. Anthea Bell has worked as a translator for many years, primarily from German and French. She has received a number of prizes and awards for her translation work. She lives in Cambridge. Emma Chichester Clark is one of the country's top children's books illustrators, and is a past winner of the Mother Goose award. She has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal (for I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!), and shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler award twice. She has also won the Premio Grizane Cavour, a prestigious literary award in Italy. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College, where she was taught by Quentin Blake.
"The writing is superb, without a wasted word and tribute must be paid not only to the author but also to Anthea Bell who translated the book from the original German. The illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark have a much darker tone than those found in her own books but they set the scene beautifully. It's a book to read, to treasure and to return to time and time again." "--Bookbag"
|Publisher: ||Egmont Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||24.89 x 18.8 x 0.76 centimeters (0.38 kg)|