Life is Magic

Author(s): Meg McLaren

Picture Books

"Magician Monsieur Lapin is auditioning assistants and Houdini the rabbit is the obvious choice - he loves magic and knows how to take care of everyone and everything in the theatre. So one night when things go wrong, Houdini tries to carry on with the showa and unfortunately that spells rabbit-shaped disaster for his human magician."


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Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Illustrated Books 2017.

"Inventive and detailed, with fresh, witty design and layout, this is a star of a picture book and Meg McLaren is a new talent to watch." Lovereading4Kids "A funny and entertaining story" Guardian, The Best New Children's Books "McLaren hits all the right notes with this spare but exhilarating text, bringing it to rich visual life with dynamic and comically energetic illustrations. No page turn goes unrewarded, and readers of any age will rush to see the rabbits' ironic background antics. A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance." Kirkus "The razzle-dazzle magic performed by the two lead characters and the sizable cast of chubby rabbits is adeptly captured in the whimsical illustrations." Booklist "This captivating telling isn't a typical pulling-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat tale... Young readers will not only enjoy the narrative but will also pick up the hidden cues woven into the illustrations." School Library Journal

Meg graduated from the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Printmaker, illustrator and unapologetic Hercule Poirot aficionado, she now lives in Inverness (where she is trying to rebuild her natural Scots' resolve against the cold) with her other half Jon and their impressive Lego collection.

General Fields

  • : 9781783444861
  • : Andersen Press
  • : Andersen Press
  • : 0.252
  • : January 2017
  • : 260mm X 252mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 40
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 517
  • : Paperback
  • : Meg McLaren