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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047742
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

King Kong

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.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409047742
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

About the Author

Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard, My Dad, Voices in the Park (winner of Kurt Maschler Award) and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal).

In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.

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Praise for King Kong

“A stunning, dramatic version of the classic.”

Burnley Express


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.”

Northern Echo

“An exciting, brilliant version of a classic film.”

Daily Echo

“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.”

TES Teacher

“Browne's illustrations are as intricate and fascinating as ever”

Oxford Times

“The illustrations are compelling”

Writing Magazine

“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.”

School Librarian

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