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A happy shoemaker - who sings beautifully while he works - is stopping his wealthy but miserable neighbour from sleeping. So the rich man hatches a plan to put an end to the shoemaker's sunny disposition. But how can a bag of gold coins steal the music from the shoemaker's life? The simple message of this La Fontaine fable - that cheerfulness is worth more than any amount of accumulated riches - is gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness to this timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.
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Brian Wildsmith's 'ABC' - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 1962, 'The Lion and the Rat' - runner up for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1963.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192720902
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110192720902
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192720902