The Five Misfits (Hardcover)

By Beatrice Alemagna

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781847806376, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2017

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

There were five of them altogether. Five misfits. ÿÿÿÿ

The five had never amounted to much in life, nor did they feel like doing anything. And then one day, from who knows where, came an extraordinary fellow...

When Mr Perfect comes to stay, the five misfits find themselves questioning what their purpose in life is. Can they teach him that not fitting in is more fun than trying to be perfect?ÿ

A quirky, allegorical picture book from the multi award-winning creator of A Lion in Paris.ÿ



About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna, Italy in 1973. When she was a child her biggest heroes were Pippi Longstocking, Marcovaldo, Karlsson on the roof, Silvester, and Meffi. At age 8, she decided that, whatever the cost, when she grew up she would become a painter and a writer of novels. Her picture books have won multiple awards including the Landerneau Prize in France for Un Grand Jour De Rien, and she has been selected four times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her books include A Lion in Paris (Tate Publishing, 2014), The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy (Enchanted Lion Books, 2015), and What is a Child? (Tate Publishing, 2016). Beatrice lives in Paris, France. 


Praise For The Five Misfits

"The hot pink endpapers reinforce this story’s positive message. Both the collages, whose myriad images will captivate readers, and the text will help kids realize that character rather than looks or talents determines a person’s value. VERDICT An offbeat but interesting option for group sharing that would make a good choice for general purchase."--School Library Journal - School Library Journal



Selected as the number one book inÿThe Best Children's Picture Books Summer 2015:

"A beautiful idea, exquisitely illustrated."

'"The Five Misfits" is a stonkingly brilliant offering from the fabulous Beatrice Alemanga. With an inimitable contemporary sytle all of her own, Alemanga has produced another gem of a book...'

Sarah Yewman

Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Picture Book Hardback' category - 'What happens when Mr Perfect visits the Five Misfits? An allegorical tale promoting inclusion and individuality'



Listed in Children's Buyer's Guide 'Picture Book Hardback' category - 'What happens when Mr Perfect visits the Five Misfits? An allegorical tale promoting inclusion and individuality'



Selected as the number one book inÿThe Best Children's Picture Books Summer 2015:

"A beautiful idea, exquisitely illustrated."



'"The Five Misfits" is a stonkingly brilliant offering from the fabulous Beatrice Alemanga. With an inimitable contemporary sytle all of her own, Alemanga has produced another gem of a book...'

Sarah Yewman