The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat (Hardcover)

By Julia Donaldson, Charlotte Voake (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763690816, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

The Owl and the Pussy-cat embark on more escapades in a fanciful sequel by a celebrated author.

In this original sequel to The Owl and the Pussy-cat, someone steals the ring from Pussy-cat’s tail, and the newlyweds must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade to search for the thief. Follow the familiar couple on a wonderful new adventure by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by award-winning artist Charlotte Voake.


About the Author

Julia Donaldson is the author of the best-selling picture book The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, both illustrated by Axel Scheffler. She was the U.K. Children’s Laureate from 2011–2013 and has written more than one hundred books for children, for which she has received many awards. She lives in Scotland.

Charlotte Voake is the author-illustrator of Ginger, short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Ginger Finds a Home, and Hello Twins, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. She is also the illustrator of Charlotte Zolotow’s Say It!, Steve Voake’s Insect Detectives, and Vivian French’s Caterpillar, Caterpillar. She lives in Surrey, England.


Praise For The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat

Using only soft blue hues, [Voake] depicts the married couple in a heart surrounded by birds and balloons, indicating that their love is unvarying and soaring. An enjoyable piece that will entice readers back to the original tale (conveniently re-illustrated by Voake and publishing simultaneously).
—Kirkus Reviews

Donaldson’s graceful rhymes and rhythms are respectfully true to Lear’s original, and Voake’s wispy ink-and-watercolor artwork strikes a similarly fine balance between honoring Lear’s illustrations while bringing new life to this ever-charming pair of lovers.
—Publishers Weekly

Voake’s pen-and-watercolor illustrations are a charmingly quirky fit for the text, with scenes often taking up a two-page spread, some of them gentle, and others quite exciting (as when the Owl and Pussy-cat take off in a hot-air balloon over the sea). Those who love Lear’s poems will delight in seeing familiar characters.
—Booklist Online

Voake’s warm watercolors enrich the tale, evoking the atmosphere of each stop as the pair search for their missing wedding ring from the rocky beach of Chankly Bore to the precipitous slope of Jelly Bo Lee...A sprightly piece of insubstantiality, suitable for nonsense lovers with a bit of an attention span.
—School Library Journal

Ms. Donaldson’s verse is admirably Lear-esque, borrowing the cadences of the original poem and using personalities from Lear’s oeuvre.
—The Wall Street Journal