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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

Children (and adults) who like unusual illustration styles will be entranced by these creatively depicted creatures.

Critic Reviews

‘a picture book that should have a wide appeal, from young animal loving children to adults and art and design students’

Books for Keeps
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Unique collection of natural science facts. A dozen enchanting images.

Foreword Reviews
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Beautifully rendered . . . these inviting views and quick introductions could be nice for shared reading by adults and children . . . Use it to stimulate thinking, discussion, and even art appreciation.

School Library Journal
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A worthwhile purchase, and children interested in animals and how they move will be drawn in.

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A gorgeous nonfiction picture book.

Beagles and Books

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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