Monday, 20 January 2014

"The Giant Jam Sandwich" Story & Pictures by John Vernon Lord, Verses by Janet Burroway (First published by Jonathan Cape Ltd in 1972, this edition by Piper Books, Pan Books, London 1988), Part 2


This is the amazing story of a small town plagued by wasps, which causes the inhabitants to come up with a very creative plan to get rid of them! They bake a giant loaf of bread in order to make a giant jam sandwich in order to attract and capture all the wasps into it! One can spend hours looking at the wonderful characters created by John Vernon Lord (born in Glossop, Derbyshire, 1939)! The amount of work, talent and imagination that's gone into this book is unbelievable. No wonder it has never been out of print since it was first published in 1972! A classic children's book.
Here is a link for the artist's biography: And here is a link for his own beautiful blog, full of his work and personal notes by the artist:


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