The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

Author(s): George Saunders


A sophisticated picture book with a fascinating fable about Gappers - many-eyed, orange sea-creatures that overrun the village of Frip - and a little girl called Capable who has a bright idea.


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Written by bestselling author George Saunders and illustrated by the phenomenal Lane Smith Quirky, funny and literary - a book for children and adults alike 'Immensely contemporary and sophisticated ... This is a rich, enjoyable morality tale for everone aged seven to adult' Guardian

'A zany, wild book' Observer 'Capable is a heroine for modern times' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful kinky modern fable' Financial Times 'An outstanding oddity - an eccentric and comical morality tale' The Sunday Times

George Sanders is the author of the highly acclaimed book Pastoralia, published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks, and this is his first book for children. Lane Smith has illustrated many other sensational books for children including The Stinky Cheese Man. (Penguin) Both George Saunders and Lane Smith live in America.

General Fields

  • : 9780747576112
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : March 2005
  • : 200mm X 120mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Saunders
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Lane Smith
  • : English
  • : 813.54
  • : 96
  • : illustrations