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    • ISBN:9781444917680
    • Publication date:22 Feb 2018

Tell Me a Story, Rory

By Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Holly Clifton Brown

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Will a special bedtime story reunite a girl and her lonely lion?

A touching, timeless story about love and growing-up from bestselling author Jeanne Willis and rising star Holly Clifton-Brown.

Rory the lion can't sleep without a bedtime story and the little girl never forgets to tell him one. But one day the girl - not so little now - goes away. If Rory tells his own bedtime story will it somehow come true? Will it bring his little girl back?

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning author who has written over 150 books, including The Bog Baby, the Paddington Movie novelisation and Tadpole's Promise.

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Jeanne Willis is a one of the UK's best loved children's writers, whose award-winning books include the bestselling Dr Xargle series with Tony Ross, along with numerous titles for children and teens. Most recently, she wrote Paddington: the Story of the Movie to coincide with the release of the hit film in 2014.

Holly Clifton-Brown has a first class degree in illustration from the University of the West of England. Her distinctive and magical illustrations combine traditional painting with contemporary techniques.

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  • ISBN: 9781444927740
  • Publication date: 01 Jun 2017
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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