Varmints

By Helen Ward; Marc Craste (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763637965, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2008

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Description
Striking, surreal illustrations and a haunting, evocative text tell a mysterious tale of a threatened natural world --- and a hopeful new start.
Once, the only sounds to be heard were the buzzing of bees in the grass, the murmuring of moles in the earth, and the song of birds in the sky. These warmed the hearts of those who cared to listen --- until the others came to fill the sky with buildings and the air with a cacophony of noise. With dramatically lit artwork and a spare, intriguing text, Varmints tells of a pastoral world in need of protection and of the souls who love it enough to ensure its regeneration. Includes vellum pages and French flaps as part of a gorgeous paperback design.



About the Author
Helen Ward has been writing and illustrating children's books for over twenty years. She trained at the Brighton School of Art under such well-known illustrators as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd and John Vernon Lord and has accrued numerous awards and accolades for her work, including twice winning the prestigious National Art Library Illustration Award.Helen's illustrations are renowned for their vitality and painstaking attention to detail, and this is never more in evidence than in the fantastical, imaginative world she has created in Snutt the Ift, A Small but Significant Chapter in the Life of the Universe.

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