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The Minpins

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Information

  • First editions:
    • Viking, 1991, USA.
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1991, Great Britain.
  • Illustrated by: Patrick Benson
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Description

Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins–tiny people who live within the trees. The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off–on the back of a swan–to confront The Gruncher.


Reviews


Awards

  • Winner, 1991 Redbook Children’s Picture Book Award
  • An American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists”

Covers


Chinese Covers


Norwegian Covers – Bittesmäene


Spanish Covers – Los mimpins