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The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous

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By Alan Jefferies

Illustrated by Mariko Jesse, translated by Liang Yue

Published by Sixth Finger Press, distributed by Blacksmith Books

A television-loving crocodile named Crafty swims from his riverside village to find fame in the big city. His arrival is front-page news all around the world! But once there, he begins to question what he really wants.

Inspired by the real-life saltwater crocodile that visited Hong Kong, The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous blends fact, fiction and fable – a genuine classic in the making.

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Description

A television-loving crocodile named Crafty swims from his riverside village to find fame in the big city. His arrival is front-page news all around the world! But once there, he begins to question what he really wants. Inspired by the real-life saltwater crocodile that visited Hong Kong, The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous blends fact, fiction and fable – a genuine classic in the making.

Additional information

Weight180 g
Dimensions210 × 210 mm
Pages

40

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

Full colour illustrations

About the authors

ALAN JEFFERIES is an Australian-born poet and children\’s author who lived in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2007. He has published five books of poems but is probably best known for his children\’s book \”The Crocodile who Wanted to be Famous\” (Sixth Finger Press) which is based on the life of Hong Kong\’s celebrity crocodile Pui Pui. He now lives in Brisbane and is a frequent visitor to Hong Kong.

MARIKO JESSE was born in Japan, spent her childhood in Hong Kong, and was educated in the UK. She studied at Central St. Martins in London, where she was later an Associate Lecturer for several years. She has attended various international artists’ residencies, and regularly exhibits her art around the world. She happily works from wherever she is at the time, and now lives between Tokyo, California and London, depending largely on the weather.