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Magnificent Creatures

Anna Wright
Illustrated by Anna Wright

Both informative and visually stunning, this beautiful introduction to the animal world will sit alongside the best of Faber’s heritage publishing as well as other masterpieces of illustration such as William Grill’s Shackleton.

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Anna Wright’s stunning introduction to non-fiction and the natural world is enlivened by her gorgeously sophisticated and fun art style which mixes pen and ink, watercolour and fabric collage. Find out what ‘pronking’ is and how one jellyfish can become two in the humourous descriptions. Both educational and beautiful Anna’s unique picture book shows the character of these animals beyond their familiar forms.

Critic Reviews

'The art is spectacular: exquisite pen-and-ink drawings that capture collective animal personalities, filled with either masterful watercolor washes or carefully selected scraps of fabric and wallpaper... This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel-or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns.' On A Tower of Giraffes

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Critic Reviews

'This is one book that adults will enjoy as much as children.' On A Tower of Giraffes

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Critic Reviews

'A visually expressive take on collective nouns.' On A Tower of Giraffes

Publisher's Weekly

Anna Wright is an artist and illustrator. Her rural upbringing, in Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland, introduced her to flora and fauna, which alongside her love of interiors, fabrics and wallpaper have shaped her work. Since exploring these influences at Edinburgh College of Art, Anna has grown her trademark style of colour and humour, from her studios in London and Edinburgh.

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