A stunning, dramatic version of the classic film, King Kong.
KING KONG is a giant gorilla, a huge and terrifying survivor from another age on an island trapped in a time warp. But the awesome creature is no match for the cunning of an ambitious promoter who sees Kong as a megastar showstopper and sets out to capture him. After endless thrills Kong is caught, but this is just the prelude to one of the most thrilling and famous of all cinema climaxes as Kong defies the world from the top of the Empire State Building, a majestic, tragic figure. Above all, KING KONG is a marvellous, timeless story, a worldwide favourite. Anthony Browne adds another dimension to this great classic and has produced a book which is a classic in its own right.
“A stunning, dramatic version of the classic.”
Seven (supp. to Sunday Telegraph)
“One of the most famous climaxes of all time.”
Norwich Evening News
“Anthony Browne is one of the most innovative author-artists around...both powerful and poignant, this is a great book for readers who enjoy pictures as much as words.”
“An exciting, brilliant version of a classic film.”
“Celebrated children's author takes on the story [of King Kong]”
Sunday Times Culture
“Browne creates an understanding for the creature's emotions. Without spectacular cinematic effects, the themes of this story are much more apparent.”
“Browne's illustrations are as intricate and fascinating as ever”
“The illustrations are compelling”
“A beautifully illustrated version of the film... Browne's magnificent illustrations bring the beast's epic tale to life in a wonderful book.”
South Wales Argus
“A stunningly pictured book just right for secondary school ages.. with wit and verve in the artwork this is a winner.”