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by Anthony Browne

The Tunnel download ebook
Anthony Browne
Knopf Books for Young Readers (April 7, 1990)
26 pages
1996 kb
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Anthony Browne was recently named the children's laureate of the UK, and this book is one of his best. One person found this helpful.

Anthony Browne's beautifully illustrated book is bound to spark plenty of conversations.

Anthony Browne has created a great story, with incredible illustrations that are full of subtle hints and illusions to the main themes of the story.

Anthony Edward Tudor Browne (born 11 September 1946, in Sheffield) is a British writer and illustrator of children's books, primarily picture books, with fifty titles to his name.

The Tunnel - Anthony Browne teaching resources for Key Stage 2 - Year 3, 4, 5, 6. Created for teachers, by teachers! Professional Story Books teaching.

Scornful of his younger sister's fears, a young boy decides to explore a tunnel forcing her to go after him when he doesn't return.
  • Gela
Favorite childhood book
  • TheJonnyTest
Amazing idea, a little abstract and scary for pre-school.
  • Gir
Use this story with students!
  • Cel
  • Malalrajas
Anthony Browne was recently named the children's laureate of the UK, and this book is one of his best.
  • Vozilkree
Loved this book since I was a kid
  • Fountain_tenderness
Jack and Rose are a very different brother and sister. He is an outgoing person and she is dreamlike and likes to stay at home. Jack keeps teasing Rose and scaring her at night and on the whole they do not get along. One day their mother tells them both to go outside and play. Jack finds a tunnel and is lost in a scary forest. Rose stays behind but after a while, when she understands something must have happened to Jack she follows him into the forest and with the power of her love (hugs and tears) saves him from a grim fate. This is the storyline and if you feel you have already heard it somewhere - it is possibly true. There is something very clichéd and worn out about this story and only the charming Anthony Browne drawings make this story worthy of appreciation; the drawings are, truly beautiful.
I admit that in all of Browne books the text does not say a lot and relies heavily on the drawings to shed another light or give an interpretation to the words. In this story too the drawings are so rich there is not always need for words (for example - the last picture shows brother and sister smiling at each other and indeed there is no need to explain what they feel or say anything else). However, the drawings are not able to compensate for the fact that something is very shallow here and not always credible. The story tells us that Jack was really mean to Rose and used to scare her at night. Is she so quick to forget? It seems that he was not nice to her in any way. What made her so devoted? Am I not correct in assuming that a normal child behavior in such a case was to run home and ask for help....? Or maybe I am looking for logic in a place of fantasy where the logic is not really important? "I knew you would come" says Jack to Rose so maybe he did know her better. This reader however remained with a feeling of disappointment.
It seems that my son shares my feelings as this is not a book he wants to read again whereas other Anthony Browne books (such as "Gorilla" and "Piggybook") are of his favorites.