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Book Title: Lucy and the Big Bad Wolf|
Date of issue: August 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9781903015391
The author of the book: Ann Jungman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 867 KB
Edition: Barn Owl Books
Read full description of the books Lucy and the Big Bad Wolf:It would be easy to write this book off as just another modern day adaptation of a traditional fairy tale, but it’s only upon reading it that we realise how funny it is.
This story starts with a case of mistaken identity when Lucy Jones, wearing her red anorak, is on her way to visit her granny in London. The Big Bad Wolf from the story Little Red Riding Hood spots Lucy and decides to follow her all the way to London so he can eat her and her granny up. Upon reaching London, and realising that following Lucy may not have been such a great idea, the wolf - who decides to name himself 2:15 - has no choice but to pretend to be Lucy’s pet dog or risk being caught and locked up in a zoo. What follows on from here makes for some hilarious reading as 2:15 starts helping people fill in tax and benefit forms, and even takes on the duty of a child minder. Living amongst people eventually takes its toll on 2:15 and he starts to crave the company of his own kind. A brief encounter with another wolf at London zoo leaves 2:15 head over heels in love and determined to rescue the love of his life so that they can live happily ever after.
A really witty and enjoyable book that is suitable for year 5 or 6 children who are more likely to understand the humour.
Read information about the authorAnn Jungman was born in London, of German Jewish refugees. She grew up in North London, had a very ordinary childhood and there were certainly no signs of interest in, or particular ability at, writing. After studying law at Exeter University, she read for the Bar at Gray’s Inn. To get some money while studying Ann did some supply teaching. This seemed much more fun and challenging than law, so she decided to train to become a primary school teacher. She says the best bit about this was reading books to children.
Ann began to invent her own stories; the children liked them and she was encouraged enough to write them down. After some years she got one published, ‘Fang the Fiery Dragon’. When a friend invited her to go on a weeks holiday to Romania she found herself in Vampire Land - Transylvania - and there ‘Vlad the Drac’ was born. Vlad has been a huge success and in all six books have been written, translated into many languages, and broadcast on radio and television.
Ann has also written about wolves, witches, trolls, dragons and Frank N Stein’s Monster. “Monsters are fun!” she says, “You can do what you like with them, reality doesn’t have to be taken into account. Anyway, all my monsters turn out to be nice really.” Ann’s books range from picture books to full length novels and cover an age range of three to thirteen. Recent books include the much praised ‘The Most Magnificent Mosque’, and a trilogy about World War II, ‘Resistance’, ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Siege’. Ann is currently writing a novel about the Australian Gold Rush, as well as running her publishing company Barn Owl Books. Barn Owl Books is an independent publishing company that re-releases out-of-print children's books, publishing 8 books a year.
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