Bells of London

Bells of London

by Ashley Wolff


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Bells of London by Ashley Wolff

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement's.

A song, a dance, a game. Political wit, neighborhood trademarks, church-bell imitations. The verses of "The Bells of London" are all of these, and they have entertained people of all ages for centuries.

Now Ashley Wolff uses these verses as a backdrop for a story in pictures set in Elizabethan London. It begins in a crowded marketplace, when a broken-hearted girl must sell her pet dove. Her desperate bid to snatch the bird back from the boy who bought it triggers a wild chase beneath the city's bell towers, as the girl and boy hurry to catch the escaped dove--and then to save it.

Rich in historical detail and glowing in color, Wolff's linoleum-block illustrations tell an imaginative story of freedom and friendship, inspired by a favorite piece of folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780396084853
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/1984
Pages: 32
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ashley Wolff is the bestselling author of the Miss Bindergarten series.

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