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Book giveaway: Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig

A charming collection of four, beautifully-illustrated stories about the unlikely friendship between Mango, a little girl, and Bambang, a tapir. 

Mango Allsorts is good at all sorts of things, not just karate and chess. Bambang is a tapir and most definitely not-a-pig and is now lost in a very busy city. When the two unexpectedly meet, a friendship begins, filled with adventures, and of course, plenty of banana pancakes. The Not-a-Pig is the first in a brilliant series from Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy. It is a collection of four different stories, charmingly illustrated throughout in black and white, ideal for readers who are just becoming confident at reading alone. 

Meet the creators

Polly Faber

Polly Faber read English Literature at Oxford University. During her time at university she performed comedy and appeared in shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Upon graduating, Polly trained as a midwife which she worked at until she had her own children. Polly is a volunteer reading helper through the charity Beanstalk. With her family, she looks after her very own tiny free library outside their house in North London. Visit Polly’s website www.pollyfaber.com and follow her on Twitter @Pollylwh

Clara Vulliamy

Clara Vulliamy grew up in Notting Hill. She is the daughter of Shirley Hughes, and her father was an architect. Clara enrolled to study history at Bristol University, but she changed her mind and left to study art at The Ruskin in Oxford, Chelsea School of Art and The Royal Academy. She started her career by drawing a weekly cartoon in The Guardian with Mark Haddon. Clara is the illustrator of the Dixie O’Day series. Visit Clara’s website www.claras.me and follow her on Twitter @ClaraVulliamy

Find out about Polly and Clara's reading habits and how they came up with the idea for Mango & Bambang in our author/illustrator Q&A.

Visit www.mangoandbambang.com for Mango & Bambang activities

This giveaway is sponsored by  

We have 50 copies of Mango and Bambang to give away. Fill in the form below to apply for a free copy. Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask you to write a review for us in our book reviews section or tell us your thoughts on the discussion thread.

We'll email all those who have been allocated books once the giveaway has closed (Monday 21 September). 


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