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The Truth About Old People
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Elina Ellis
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The Truth About Old People

Elina Ellis



Children's & Educational;
Picture storybooks;
Family & home stories (Children's&YA);
Humorous stories (Children's&YA)


32 pages

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A very funny and totally lovable picture book tribute to grandparents and older people.

When you're small, everybody bigger than you seems really old. But does being old mean being boring, or slow, or quiet? NO! Elina Ellis' wonderful illustrations reveal that the age you are makes no difference to how amazing you can be.

From Elina Ellis, winner of the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2017, The Truth About Old People is an instant favourite with children and grown-ups. Elina has a rare talent for characterful illustration: you'll feel like you've known this family all your life. Perfect for fans of Quentin Blake and Sara Ogilvie.

By:   Elina Ellis
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 287mm,  Width: 231mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   382g
ISBN:   9781509882267
ISBN 10:   150988226X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   February 2019
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elina Ellis loves drawing pictures and imagining stories. Originally from Ukraine, she currently lives and works in Cambridge, where she recently graduated with an MA in Children's Books Illustration. Elina draws both digitally and using traditional media, creating her own books and illustrating for others. In 2017 she won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration for The Truth About Old People.

This is a defiantly upbeat book . . . grandparents are the rising stars of children's fiction - and this simple, touching story shows why - 5 stars, Book of the Week * Saturday Telegraph * Ellis tackles ageism and celebrates older people . . . Her art, reminiscent of Sara Ogilvie has a real joyful energy. * Bookseller *

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