Harper and the scarlet umbrella
Harper Series by Cerrie Burnell
My Top Ten Books Of 2016
Harper and the Scarlet Umbrella
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Written by Cerrie Burnell. Illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.
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frog that sounds like a cat
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Her mother is a dance teacher, and her father a telecoms manager. She has one younger brother. Burnell was born with her right arm ending slightly below the elbow. Her parents encouraged her to wear a prosthetic arm, but she resisted from the start, and stopped wearing one entirely when she was nine. Burnell also suffered from dyslexia, which left her unable to read until the age of ten. She learned with extra tuition and the Letterland system.
Whilst Cerrie crafts this gorgeous story, Laura charms with the most beautiful pictures. She then discovers that all of the cats in the City of Clouds have gone missing drawn towards a strange music which plays at midnight by the Wild Conductor. The book itself is a joy to behold the first time I saw it I was immediately struck by the sublime cover. Throughout the book you are delighted by all the details especially the illustrations of Midnight at the beginning of every chapter and the paw prints padding their way along the story. Thank you to Scholastic for sending me a copy of this truly special book to review.