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Weirdo

 9.50

by Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, illustrated by Magenta Fox

Weirdo

Meet Maud: a guinea pig who inexplicably wears a judo suit – and not everyone understands or approves. When Maud is thrown into a new and confusing situation, it takes brave decisions and serendipitous encounters for her to find her place and embrace her individuality.

The charming characters of Magenta Fox, whose work is evocative of Raymond Briggs and Janet Ahlberg, perfectly offset Zadie and Nick’s warm, wry prose.

Weirdo is an endearing story about the quiet power of being different by two veteran writers, and introduces an exciting debut illustrator. Together they have created a picture book that adults and children alike will treasure.

About the Author

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White TeethThe Autograph ManOn BeautyNW and Swing Time.

Nick Laird was born in Northern Ireland in 1975 and was educated at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. He has published two novels, Utterly Monkey and Glover’s Mistake, and three collections of poetry, To a Fault, On Purpose and Go Giants.

Magenta Fox was born in south-west London in 1994. She studied English at the University of Exeter and since moving back to London in 2015, has been working as a children’s book designer. These days she works freelance – illustrating, writing and designing children’s books from her flat in south London.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 11 × 1.2 × 18 cm

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