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A windy day.
A brand new kite.
For Penguin Blue
A maiden flight...

Meet Penguin Blue, the star of Rob’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winning debut. It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite. But where’s he going on this maiden flight? Blue and his friends Flo, Jeff, Wilbur Seal and Clive the polar bear, embark on an exciting adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites. Be sure to keep an eye out for a mischievous monkey...

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Praise for Blown Away
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“As close to perfection
  as you can get”

  The Times

“PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR”

  The Observer

”A GEM OF A BOOK… BEAUTIFULLY
  ILLUSTRATED AND WITTILY WRITTEN”

  The Evening Standard

“A master-class of picture book
  writing and illustrating”

  Kirkus Review

“A classic in the making”

  Melissa Cox, head of books, Waterstones

“A richly imagined
  adventure, beautifully
told and wonderfully
illustrated”

  Julia Eccleshare

“Children will demand
repeat reads”

  Publishers Weekly

“An incredible debut”

  Children’s Books Ireland

“TOLD IN CAPTIVATING RHYME,
WITH PLENTY OF JOKES
SPRINKLED THROUGH
  THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS"

  Time Out

“Beautifully illustrated”

  Stylist

“This book is capital B Brilliant”

  The Bookbag

“Beautifully detailed and
  hilariously funny”

  Read It Daddy

“Devastatingly stylish”

  The Book Sniffer

“Perfectly crafted and
a joy to read”

  Books 4 Your Kids


PAINTING A PICTURE

A sneak peek behind the curtain. How an illustration from the book is constructed, layer by layer.


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THEATRICAL APAPTATION

 

Meet Penguin Blue and friends as they go on an acrobatic Antarctic adventure full of good ideas, homesickness and the perils of kites.

With a trio of acrobatic penguins, alongside magical puppetry and live music Metta Theatre’s Blown Away is a joyous stage adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. Fun for all the family.

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Hardcover

ISBN: 9780007586318

ISBN 10: 0007586310

IMPRINT: HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS

ON SALE: 28/08/2014

FORMAT: HARDCOVER

TRIMSIZE: 22.000

PAGES: 32

LIST PRICE: £12.99

BIC1: Y00B0C000

BIC2: Y00B0CH00

Paperback

ISBN: 9780007593828

ISBN 10: 0007593821 

IMPRINT: HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS

ON SALE: 29/01/2015

FORMAT: PAPERBACK 

TRIMSIZE: 22.000

PAGES: 32

LIST PRICE: £6.99 

BIC1: Y00B0C000

BIC2: Y00B0CH00