Down the Back of the Chair

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
When Dad loses his car keys, toddler Mary suspects that they have ended up down the back of the chair, so Dad begins to search. But what an odd assortment of objects are living down the back of the chair! This lively, eccentric poem is a visual explosion of fun and imagination, featuring dragons, pirates, treasure, lions, elephants, and much more. But what will a troubled father win from down the back of the chair?

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User Review  - Kyle98 - LibraryThing

Father loses his keys and the child suggests looking in the back of the chair. Upon seeking the keys, more than just the keys were found in the back of the chair (elephants, cars, etc.). In the end, the father ends up finding the keys after finding much, much more than just the keys! Read full review

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User Review  - Annalisebradshaw -

A family going through financial troubles, searches the back of the chair out of desperation. As the father searches for anything to help them financially, they also find elephants and a child and other unexpected items down the back of the chair. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) wrote more than 200 books for children of all ages and is acknowledged to be one of the outstanding children's writers of the 20th century. In 2006 she was presented with the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international recognition granted to authors and illustrators of children's books. The author of Dashing Dog and Bubble Trouble, she passed away in 2013. Polly Dunbar started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in illustration from the University of Brighton. The illustrator of Measuring Angels, Looking After Louis, and Bubble Trouble, she lives in Brighton, U.K.

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