By: Harriet Blackford(Author), Manya Stojic(Illustrator)
32 pages, colour illustrations
Gorilla's Story is gently told, beautifully illustrated and follows the life of a young gorilla growing up and learning to live alone in the African jungle. With clear, informative text and stunning paintings, Gorilla's Story delivers non-fiction to a young audience with freshness, clarity and drama. Packed with facts, conservation information and parental notes, this is a must-have book for every child.
- Independent on Sunday
"There can be few who have explained so elegantly both the zen-like trance of the serious fisherman and the all-too-active comedy of preparation, expedition and return"
"Chris Yates is a god"
- Condé Nast Traveller
"A wonderfully elegiac book"
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Harriet Blackford is a school science technician at a secondary school and has a passion for natural history. She earned her degree in Zoology from the University of London; then began her career there as a lab technician in the zoology department. Harriet took some time off to raise three children and care for the growing number of family pets including stick insects, rats, cats, several dogs and a snake called Kellog.
Manja Stojic is an extraordinary author-artist whose picture book, Rain, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 2000. Manya grew up and studied in Belgrade, Serbia and has travelled all over the world. She now lives and works in London with her husband, best-selling children's book author and illustrator Ken Wilson-Max, and their young daughter, Luba.
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