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The Misadventures of Frederick

Ben Manley



Emma Chichester Clark


A critically acclaimed, gloriously illustrated picture book that celebrates the joys of being scared and doing it anyway.
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“An instant classic, a work to rank alongside other modern masterpieces of fantasy such as Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials” – The Guardian

The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Year. Children's Book of the Week in both the Times and Guardian.

Misadventures of Frederick
is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) - wonderfully written by the talented Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo.

In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse - what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer . . .

A series of brilliantly funny and evocative letters between Frederick and Emily tell this unique story which weaves together the colourful, adventurous world of Emily with Frederick's drab life of boredom and safety.

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Book publisherPan Macmillan
Publication date3 Sep 2020
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