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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849413442
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $22.00

The Giant Jam Sandwich


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An absolute picture book classic - the tale of one village's ingenious solution to an invasion of wasps!

One hot summer in Itching Down,
Four million wasps flew into town.

What are the villagers going to do about this noisy, nasty nuisance of a swarm? Make a giant jam sandwich - that's what!

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849413442
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $22.00

About the Authors

John Vernon Lord

John Vernon Lord is an award-winning author-illustrator who has been working for nearly 50 years. He has illustrated many classic texts by Aesop, Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, as well as his own stories, and he was also a distinguished lecturer and teacher of illustration for 45 years until his retirement.

Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway is the author of novels, plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance and children's books. She divides her time between Florida, Wisconsin and Chicago in the US


Praise for The Giant Jam Sandwich

“Sometimes the simplest ideas really are the best, and this story is wonderfully simple: an English country village is invaded by wasps (four million of the beggars) and so the residents come up with a plan to solve this problem that even the A-Team would have been impressed with. The word classic is often overused, but in this case I feel that it is thoroughly deserved.”

http://bookzone4boys.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-life-that-books-built-2-giant-jam.html

“One of the great charms of this book is in the depiction of the characters and following them through the story.”

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