The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo

Julia Copus
Illustrated by Eunyoung Seo

In this second delightful rhyming text from acclaimed poet Julia Copus Harry the Hog and his friend Candy Stripe Lil are kept awake by mysterious noises in the night…

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It was night in the village – a still, dark night –
and Harry the Hog was sleeping tight.
In her house at the foot of Piggyback Hill,
also asleep, was Candy Stripe Lil.
The second Harry and Lil story from acclaimed Faber poet Julia Copus, who has recently turned her hand to picture books for the first time! The tale of a hog – and his friend Candy Stripe Lil – kept awake by mysterious noises in the night is sure to delight adults and children alike.

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If this gem of a book from poet Julia Copus and illustrator Eunyoung Seo is anything to go by, there is another partnership to rival Donaldson & Scheffler ... The soft, subtle colours and the shades of twilight and moonlight of Seo's illustrations give an added air of mystery to the tale without spilling over into true scariness.

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Julia Copus has published four collections of poetry and been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Costa Book awards. Her most recent collection, Girlhood, was published by Faber in 2019 and was the inaugural winner of the USA’s Derek Walcott Prize for best poetry collection by a non-US citizen. Other awards include First Prize in the UK’s National Poetry Competition…

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