Fragoline (HB)
Clemency Pearce
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UK Price: £10.99
Format: Hardback
Age: 7 and Under
Size: 280x232mm
Extent: 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-906427-70-2
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliott
Publication date: August 2011
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World Rights     Rights sold: USA

During the day, Fragoline’s a perfect angel.

But in the shadows of night, when all good children are sleeping tight, this little imp dons her jet-black cape and makes a midnight hour escape!

Out the window, across the grass, she screeches and twirls. The Moon looks down, warning, “Little ones should be in bed.”

“You can't tell me what to do; I'm Fragoline!” she says. But when Fragoline's antics wake the dead who chase her to the tippy-top of the steeple, how can she escape? And will she learn her lesson?

A picture book in the dark but sweet vein of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman.

Fragoline's mad midnight tantrum will resonate with any parent who's had a child resist bedtime!

' ... young readers will embrace the quirky, oddly endearing Fragoline.'
Kirkus Reviews
'The perfect rhyming read … in Fragoline the author has created a plucky heroine with a very wicked side .'
School House Magazine

"FRAGOLINE was written to please herself, rather than grown ups. She told me not to make her sweet ... because too much sugar is bad for children."

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