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The Emperor's Nightingale and Other Feathery Tales

The Emperor's Nightingale and Other Feathery Tales

A magical and enchanting collection of bird stories with stunning illustrations prepared using Scraperboard, where the line is etched onto a thin layer of white china clay on board coated with black India ink.

'stunning illustrations ...’ - Julia Eccleshare, Love Reading and the Guardian book editor.

“Only an author and artist of Jane Ray’s dazzling talent could do justice to this stunning collection of bird stories, which she has told with elegant simplicity and illustrated in full colour throughout. This is the perfect gift to make a child’s
imagination soar.” - Shirley Hughes OBE

Jane Ray The Emperor's Nightingale cover