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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409013198
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Mister Magnolia

A wonderful CD and picture book set of this classic and exuberant tale from the much-loved Quentin Blake.

Mister Magnolia has only one boot.
He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot -
And two lovely sisters who play on the flute -
But Mister Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mister Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mister Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

Children can enjoy their favourite story time and time again with this brilliant picture book and CD set, featuring lively music and narration by Richard Briers.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409013198
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

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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Praise for Mister Magnolia

“Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun”

The Times

“An all-time great”

Mail on Sunday

“Mr Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how”


“A completely wonderful dotty rhyme”

Sunday Times


Books for Keeps

“Wonderful whimsical variety”


“This is a completely wonderful book, full of bright illustrations leaping off the page with life and a catchy repetitive rhyme.”

Irish Independent on Sunday

“Great for three years up.”

Daily Express

“Another old favourite returns.”

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