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The misadventures of Frederick

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781509851539

Publication Date: 19 Sep 2019

Subject: Younger Picture books

Suitable for: Primary (Reception, Year 1)

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Using letters written on paper aeroplanes, a young girl tries to encourage a boy to leave his cossetted mansion room to play with her in the forest

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Summary

Using letters written on paper aeroplanes, a young girl tries to encourage a boy to leave his cossetted mansion room to play with her in the forest

It's a glorious summer's day...and Frederick is indoors.

When Emily invites him outside to play, Frederick is worried.

What if he catches a chill? What if he falls off his bike? What if he gets swarmed by hornets? After all, it wouldn't be the first time.

Emily, however, is not the type to give up so easily.

NOTE: Greenaway Medal Longlist 2021
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Longlist

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A really appealing combination of gorgeous illustrations and a sweet developing friendship, told with humour. On a beautiful summer's day, Frederick is sat indoors. Emily invites him to play outside, but Frederick worries - about broken bones, insect bites, falling off his bike, and all the other things that could possibly go wrong. But Emily is very persistent...


Emma Chichester Clark's instantly recognisable illustrations make this a beautiful picture book to look at, and thankfully the story is just as good! The author has created two endearing and relatable characters in worrywart Frederick and adventurous Emily, and their at first tentative and later more intimate letters show their unfolding friendship. The twist ending is laugh-out-loud funny, and the message of being fearful but doing things anyway a timeless and important one. An excellent addition to any picture book collection. 

Awards
  • Winner - Teach Primary Book Awards (Key Stage 1) 2020
  • Longlisted - UKLA Book Awards (Ages 3–6) 2021
  • Longlisted - Greenaway Medal 2021
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Subject
Younger Picture books
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Full colour illus throughout
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19 Sep 2019
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9781509851539
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Cloth
Pages
32
Width
245mm
Height
282mm
Weight
454g
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