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by Michael Foreman

Angel's grandfather is a travelling showman. He has a magic box from which a goat appears in a puff of smoke and dances for the roadside audience

But the box hides another kind of magic, for when Angel looks through its keyhole she sees the goat dancing for her great grandfather and his father before him and his father before him, back back in time through all the places the family has come from. And what of the future? Will the goat one day dance for Angel?

Exquisite illustrations in watercolour & pencil illuminate this moving story


Haunting book. A celebration of family, of continuity, of wonder & of the humanity which links the generations

Foreman's illustrations are renowned and always rewarding, but this book which he has also written is a magical peek into the connection we all have with our past and our future. A girl uses a special box, carved 250 years earlier, to travel back and glimpse past generations of her family. The importance of this theme has been mastered brilliantly, and the book will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

A truly important book from one of Britain's foremost picture book creators.

This is a family classic to read, reread and treasure.

32 pages
30 x 23 cm
Soft bound

Good condition

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