Author(s): Anthony Browne
"It was Beauty that killed the Beast". King Kong is a giant gorilla, a massive monster of an ape who lives on a remote island. The mighty beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilisation and put on show, but when he sees Ann he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York...The enthralling story of King Kong involves battles with dinosaurs, daring rescues and incredible escapes - endless thrills lead up to one of the most famous climaxes of all time!
A stunning, dramatic version of the classic film, King Kong.
"Wonderful" * Sunday Telegraph * "Browne creates an understanding for the creature's emotions. Without spectacular cinematic effects, the themes of the story are much more apparent" * TES * "A stunningly illustrated picture book that is just right for secondary school ages . . . With wit and verve in the artwork this is a winner" * The School Librarian *
Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wimp and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). Anthony Browne's first picture book for Doubleday, Voices in the Park, was published in 1998 to great acclaim. It won the 1998 Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Anthony was also the winner of the 2000 Hans Christan Andersen Award for Illustration. His books My Dad and My Mum have been huge sellers for RHCB.