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The Spiral Stair
Author: Joan Aiken

ISBN: 9781847806949
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.6
Lively, humorous, slapstick fun about a little girl and her best friend, Mortimer the raven.

With Noah the boa using his coils to work the doughnut machine and with the three giraffes tangled upon the spiral stair, Mortimer's first night in a zoo was one to be remembered for a long, long time.

About the Author

Joan Aiken, the daughter of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, was an immensely popular and prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels for adults and children. The creator of the stories about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer, originally written for the BBC's Jackanory series and which have been televised on the BBC, she also wrote wonderful, quirky novels, full of humour and the unexpected. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a film. Joan Aiken was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1999. She died in 2004.

About the Illustrator

Quentin Blake is one of the best-known illustrators of our time, and his books with a wide...

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