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Bold Boy by Malachy Doyle, Jane Ray

A playful folktale about a very bold little boy—illustrated by beloved artist Jane Ray.

One day, a bold boy entrusts an old woman to look after his pea.
But when the old woman’s speckled hen eats the pea, the bold boy declares the hen is rightfully his! What happens when the bold boy entrusts an old man to look after the speckled hen—and a curious pig frightens the hen away, and a donkey scares off the pig—where will it all end? Jane Ray’s stunning artwork illuminates Malachy Doyle’s delightful folktale for the very young.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763616243
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Malachy Doyle grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in Wales. He has worked in advertising and has taught secondary school. Now a full-time writer of children’s books, he is also the author of JODY’S BEANS, illustrated by Judith Allibone.

Jane Ray is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children’s book illustrators. Her many remarkable books include THE STORY OF
THE CREATION, which won the 1992 Smarties Book Prize, and her own retellings of HANSEL AND GRETEL and THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES. Most recently, she created illustrations for FAIRY TALES by Berlie Doherty. Jane Ray has also been short-listed three times for the
Kate Greenaway Medal.

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