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The Smeds and the Smoos

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Romance / Relationship Stories Science Fiction

The Smeds and the Smoos Synopsis

Soar into space with this glorious love story of alien folk, from the creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue).

 

So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove.

 

But peace is restored and love conquers all in this happiest of love stories. There’s even a gorgeous purple baby to celebrate!

  • With fabulous rhymes and breathtaking illustrations, this book is literally out of this world!
  • From the creators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have all been made into animated films shown on BBC1
  • Zog and the Flying Doctors animation will be shown on BBC1 December 2020.

The Smeds and the Smoos Press Reviews

'A book for our time.' BBC Radio 4

'Blast off with the most exciting book yet from the creator of The Gruffalo. Get ready for a wild and wonderful journey through space in a book that is perfect for reading together.' The Sun

'The Gruffalo team's own Jabberwocky, with rhyme and nonsense words but a happy ending, inventively illustrated by Scheffler.' The Times

'A timely tale of tolerance that's fun to read aloud.' Daily Express

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407196657
Publication date: 1st June 2020
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Alison Green Books an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Romance / Relationship Stories, Science Fiction

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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