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Celebrate Quentin Blake’s 90th Birthday


Can Snuff's great idea save the day? A marvellous tale of creativity and quick-wittedness from the nation's favourite illustrator, Quentin Blake.

Snuff dreams of being a brave and noble knight. But no matter how hard Sir Thomas Magpie tries to teach him, Snuff just can't seem to get anything right! The one day the Bootmaker gets raided by thieves, and Snuff might just have a clever idea to save the day - in his own unique and creative way!

"Blake is beyond brilliant . . . I've never met a child who doesn't love Quentin Blake" - Daily Telegraph

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, and the Kate Greenaway Medal. among others.

About the author

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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