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The Cantankerous Crow (Classic Reissue)

Lennart Hellsing, Poul Strøyer

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A classic Swedish picture book, rediscovered after 60 years

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The most maddening crow in world history is out to cause trouble! He can’t resist the farmer’s cherries – and one day he gets caught. The farmer tries to punish the crow with hard labour, but the crow only causes a lot of bother. Then the farmer tries to sell the crow at the market, but who wants to buy a troublesome crow?


'Poul Stroyer’s vibrant illustrations have undoubtedly stood the test of time, they’re as fresh and compelling now as they would have been when first published, over 60 years ago'
Picture Books Blogger

'A lovely and slightly crazy book … wonderfully odd and lots of fun for children to read'
Global Mouse

'Gloriously illustrated, this is a tale full of fun'
Parents in Touch

'In playful words and glorious colour, The Cantankerous Crow relates the adventures of the naughtiest crow in the world'

'Charming retro illustrations and poetic language make this a gorgeous book with an engaging story '
Early Years Childcarer

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 28.6 x 20.8 cm

Extent: 28 pp

Publication date: 7 July 2016

ISBN: 9780500650790

About the Author

The late Lennart Hellsing is a legendary Swedish writer and translator. In 2010 he was a finalist for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition for writers of children’s books, for his lasting contribution to children’s literature.

Poul Strøyer was an award-winning illustrator who worked closely with Lennard Hellsing.