Cantankerous Crow

The Cantankerous Crow

  1. Lennart Hellsing
  2. Poul Strøyer
  • ISBN 9780500650790
  • 28.60 x 20.80 cm
  • Hardback
  • 28pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2016

The first UK publication of a classic picture book, rediscovered after 60 years and bringing this beautifully illustrated story to a whole new audience

‘Poul Stroyer’s vibrant illustrations have undoubtedly stood the test of time, they’re as fresh and compelling now as they would have been when first published, over sixty years ago’ – Picture Books Blogger
‘A lovely and slightly crazy book … wonderfully odd and lots of fun for children to read’– Global Mouse

Cantankerous Crow

The most maddening crow in world history is out to cause trouble!

He can’t resist the farmer’s cherries – and one day he gets caught. The farmer tries to punish the crow with hard labour, but the crow only causes a lot of bother. Then the farmer tries to sell the crow at the market, but who wants to buy a troublesome crow?

Lennart Hellsing, now 96, is a legendary Swedish writer and translator. In 2010 he was a finalist for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition for writers of children’s books, for his lasting contribution to children’s literature. Poul Strøyer was an award-winning Danish illustrator who worked closely with Hellsing.

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