Precious Little (Hardcover)

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By Julie Hunt, Sue Moss, Gaye Chapman (Illustrator)
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Although she is only a ragtag circus hand, Precious Little dreams of soaring and glittering high above the ground like the aerial acrobats she worships. With the help of her friends, she takes a lucky leap, and...will she fall or fly? Precious Little's world is a wonder to behold, illustrated with such originality and exuberance one cannot help but feel part of her technicolor universe. A work of great beauty and power, Precious Little will be cherished by dreamers and magic lovers of all ages. -- Lily Harris

— From March 2012


A perfect, feel-good picture book for children aged 4-8 years. Fabulously rich circus illustrations provide the setting for a heartstirring story - with a touch of magic - about friendship, perseverance and having the courage to take a chance.

Praise For…

"From its glittery cover to its mind-bending, acrobatic pages, this circus tale delivers pure enchantment." —Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine

"Chapman's intricate, dew-dappled flowers recall turn-of-the-century illustration; it's an invitation to indulge in a flight back to another time."  —Publishers Weekly on Little Blue

"Children (and adults) can be lost for a long and pleasurable time amid the sparkles."—Kirkus Reviews 

"Dizzyingly elaborate illustrations can overpower stories, but Hunt and Moss’s tale is every bit as rich as Chapman’s (Little Blue) byzantine fantasies . . . It’s a provocative cross between Alice in Wonderland and Cirque du Soleil—hardcore whimsy, if such a thing is possible."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781741751475
ISBN-10: 1741751470
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English