Down the Back of the Chair

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When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants and many more. But what will a troubled father win from down the back of the chair?

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Overview

When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortments of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants and many more. But what will a troubled father win from down the back of the chair?

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“Exuberant rhyming story celebrating the chaos of everyday life and the power of the imagination.” — Independent on Sunday
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845076023
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/7/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,362,558
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

The best-selling and much-admired children's author Margaret Mahy (1936?2012) wrote more than 200 books for children and is considered one of the outstanding children's writers of the 20th century. She was given the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international recognition granted to children's authors, and twice won the Carnegie Medal. Also the author of Dashing Dog, Down the Back of the Chair, Bubble Trouble, and The Man from the Land of Fandango, she died in 2012.

Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which in 1996 became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the 1985 Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich.

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