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  • Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion
  • Written by Mini Grey and Hilaire Belloc
    Illustrated by Mini Grey
  • Format: Non-traditional book | ISBN: 9780375859700
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Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion

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On Sale: September 14, 2010
Pages: 26 | ISBN: 978-0-375-85970-0
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Synopsis

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A treat for fans of ghastly gore and egregious endings.

“Contains a Dangerous Beast and a Miserable End,” states a warning on the cover. But if you are strong of heart and like your humor a little on the dark side, jump right into the brilliant collaboration of the Edwardian humorist Hilaire Belloc, dead for the past 57 years, and the very much alive Mini Grey. Grey's sly illustrations, clever type designs, amazing lift-the-flaps, and a roaring lion pop-up, not to mention her zoo map with hilarious Rules and Byelaws, make this edition of the classic cautionary tale a collectible to savor. Decidedly not a lift-the-flap for babies, it will lift the spirits of anyone with a well-developed sense of humor.
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About Mini Grey

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Mini was born in the front seat of a mini-car in an icy car-park in South Wales. She has two sisters and one brother, and grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb trees and pretend to be horses. As a child Mini believed no day should pass without making something and created many bizarre objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, dough, plaster, toilet rolls and crisp packets.

After school Mini did a foundation Course in Art, but knew she wasn’t cut out to be a Fine Artist, so did an English degree at University College London. While she was there she became involved with set-building at the Bloomsbury theatre and eventually got asked to design some shows. After finishing her degree Mini worked making latex puppets in a basement in Covent Garden until she was offered a place on a theatre design course. Mini loved theatre designing because she got to make lots of models — and also real things, and paint backdrops, and create costumes. However, she did not earn much money. She trained to be a teacher and worked for six years in South London. She especially liked running after-school clubs in model-making and pottery.

Mini had always done bits of illustration in her spare time, and had an ambition to have a book published some day. She did a two-year MA in illustration, and made a strange pop-up book and an animation about it.
Mini has had four books published so far; The Pea and The Princess was shortlisted for the Greenaway Award in 2204, and her third book, Biscuit Bear, won the Smarties Prize in 2004.

Mini lives in Oxford with her partner Tony and cat Bonzetta. She likes running along the river, cycling, walking up hills, running down corridors, and playing badly on her electric piano wearing headphones.
Praise

Praise

"Uproariously funny . . . children will laugh their heads off--especially if the book is read aloud with an English accent." Kirkus, starred

  • Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion by Mini Grey and Hilaire Belloc; illustrated by Mini Grey
  • September 14, 2010
  • Poetry; Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories; Humor
  • Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • $19.99
  • 9780375859700

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