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Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

Shirley Hughes


PUBLISHED: 26th March 1992
ISBN: 9781856561938
ANNOTATION:
Alfie is out and about with his little sister, Annie Rose. In one of their adventures, Alfie adopts a pet stone, meets a lost sheep and spends his first night in a tent. The atmosphere of family life is closely conjured up by the voice of Thora Hird.
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PUBLISHED: 26th March 1992
ISBN: 9781856561938
ANNOTATION:
Alfie is out and about with his little sister, Annie Rose. In one of their adventures, Alfie adopts a pet stone, meets a lost sheep and spends his first night in a tent. The atmosphere of family life is closely conjured up by the voice of Thora Hird.

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Alfie is out and about with his little sister, Annie Rose. In one of their adventures, Alfie adopts a pet stone, meets a lost sheep and spends his first night in a tent. The atmosphere of family life is closely conjured up by the voice of Thora Hird.

Kirkus US Review

Four longish stories and as many pleasant poems about happy, wholesome experiences for Alfie and his little sister: setting up shop on a cardboard box; camping out with Dad in a real tent near Grandma's (a huge pig provides an amusing midnight disturbance, just scary enough); adopting a rock ("Bonting") that Alfie invests with so much personality that losing "him" at the beach is truly sad (he's found, in the end). As always, Hughes's understanding of childhood's concerns is deep, mellow, and beautifully extended in her exquisite art. Deplorably, the publisher here reverts to "Mom" and other needless Americanizations, undermining the splendidly evoked British setting. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

Author
Shirley Hughes
Pages
48
Year
1992
ISBN-10
1856561933
ISBN-13
9781856561938
Publication Date
1992-03-26
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Col.ill.
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House Children's Publishers UK
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