Wednesday, October 20, 2010

21st October Ursula Le Guin (1929) Janet Ahlberg (1944 - 1994)

Ursula K. Le Guin is an American writer, known for writing fantasy, science fiction and magical realism. Catwings, a series of four books, is an allegorical text written for younger readers than her other novels. Book 1 begins when a homeless city cat, Mrs Jane Tabby has four kittens who are born with wings. The stories chart the kitten's adventures as they try to survive and ultimately escape poverty.

Janet Ahlberg, wife of writer Allan Ahlberg was an illustrator of his books and others. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, once for Each Peach Pear Plum and then again for The Jolly Christmas Postman which followed on from the success of the earlier The Jolly Postman. In my library she is revered by the children for the ever popular series Funnybones.

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