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An Island in the Sun

Stella Blackstone Nicoletta Ceccoli



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Barefoot Books
01 April 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books
What do you spy with your little eye? Join a young boy on an adventure across the seas and discover the surprising sight he spots through his spyglass! The rhyming, cumulative text with its familiar I Spy... refrain invites readers to point out colourful details and engage with the story. AGES: 0 to 4 AUTHOR: Stella Blackstone has written many of Barefoot Books' most popular picture books, among them the Bear and Cleo series. She lives and works in Somerset, southwest England. Nicoletta Ceccoli is an artist who is renowned for her richly detailed, dreamlike work. She was born and lives in the Republic of San Marino, Italy, and studied at the Institute of Art in Urbino. Her work has been exhibited and sold internationally and earned her many loyal followers. Nicoletta has also illustrated The Faery's Gift, The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales and The Princess and the White Bear King for Barefoot Books. SELLING POINTS:

Rhyming, cumulative text invites the reader to engage with the story, develops memory skills and builds reading confidence.

Young readers can point out all the things the boy sees through his telescope amidst richly coloured, surreal acrylic and oil-pastel seascapes.

Start the bedtime routine with this dreamy story, charting the paths of the sun and moon as the boy sails through the day and into the evening.
By:   Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by:   Nicoletta Ceccoli
Imprint:   Barefoot Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 247mm,  Width: 255mm,  Spine: 3mm
Weight:   136g
ISBN:   9781782859949
ISBN 10:   1782859942
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Recommended Age:   From 2 to 4 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Nicoletta Ceccoki has been featured several times at the Bologna Children's Book Festival, and won the prestigious Anderson prize for the best Italian children's book illustrator in 2001 and 2006. Stella Blackstone has been writing for children for over twenty years. She is the author of many Barefoot Books favorites, including the Bear series, Skip Through the Seasons and My Granny Went to Market.

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