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Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World

by Claudia Boldt

by Claudia Boldt

£8.99
item code: 12589

Melvin is certain he’s the unluckiest monkey in the world. He’s run out of bananas, thinks he has a terrible disease, and decides nobody can help, not even his best friend Pete. What ensues is a tale of true friendship and the importance of making your own luck. Illustrated in wonderful line-drawn and colour pictures, Claudia Boldt creates a unique cast of characters in this humorous and sweet story.

Claudia Boldt is a young German illustrator based in London. She attended the Glasgow school of Art, and then Kingston University, London, where she graduated with her Masters in Illustration in 2007 - the same year she founded Cloud Cuckoo studio with fellow illustrator Katharina Koall in London's East End. Claudia was a winner of the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. This is her third book for children.

  • Author Claudia Boldt
  • Pages 32pp
  • Number of illustrations Colour illustrations throughout
  • Dimensions 220 x 195 mm
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • Hardback yes
  • ISBN No. 978 1 84976 086 7

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  • Rated  out of 5

    Working in a palette of creamy pastel colors, Boldt (Odd Dog) creates charming city scenes filled with adorable boutiques and markets bursting with produce and fish—just one more thing Melvin takes for granted.

    Publisher's Weekly

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