The Julian Stories
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On our cover this issue we feature an illustration by Charles Keeping from Beowulf (OUP, 0 19 279770 0, £4.50), a new picture book version for 9-13s of the Anglo-Saxon hero tale. The story is retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland. We are most grateful to Oxford University Press for their help in using this illustration.
Julian tells six stories about himself, his little brother Huey, his mother and his father --- but especially his father. Full of humour and the amazingness of everyday happenings. The story of how Julian's father makes a pudding that 'tastes like a whole raft of lemons, like a night on the sea' is pure delight. Read it aloud to younger listeners. Simple sentences and large print mean older readers can go-it-alone with confidence. (72 pages)