This is a favorite back in print! A child discovers, in the old house and overgrown garden she passes every day, that wonders wait in secret. One day, on the way to the park, a little girl climbs the gate of an old yellow house. Although no one has lived there for a very long time, a little boy suddenly appears before her. 'Come and play with me', he beckons. He leads her through an enchanted garden, showing her all its marvellous inhabitants: a tiger playing with its cubs in the long grass, a dolphin leaping in the goldfish pond, a pelican roosting high in the apple tree. Then the mysterious boy is gone, the girl's mother is calling, and all is as it was before. In this well-loved picture book, Blake Morrison and Helen Craig bring us to a place where, for a moment, magic is real. Award-winning poet Blake Morrison's gentle, lyrical tale continues to enchant more than twenty years after its first publication. Helen Craig's delicate etchings perfectly complement the enigmatic text.
Blake Morrison has written fiction, poetry, journalism, literary criticism and libretti, as well as adapting plays for the stage. Since 2003, Blake has been Professor of Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College. He lives in south London. Helen Craig began illustrating children's books in 1969 and has since then completed over sixty picture books, including sixteen titles about her popular mouse character Angelina Ballerina. Helen usually works in watercolour but she illustrated The Yellow House using etchings and aquatints. She now lives outside Cambridge.
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