The Emperor and the Nightingale

Lesley Sims

Age: 2+


Series: Little Board Books

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Lesley Sims

Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez

Age 2+


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Have you ever heard the song of a nightingale? The Emperor hadn't - but when he did, he became so entranced he just had to try to capture it for himself. But maybe trying to own a piece of nature for yourself isn't the best idea? Readers of all ages will get lost in this heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming story, which comes with free online audio.
22 pages
5.7 x 5.7in
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Publication Date:
July 2022
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Lesley Sims
Lesley dreamed of being a writer, but studied law as her mother insisted she had "something to fall back on". Since joining Usborne Publishing, she has written and edited hundreds of books, from funny rhyming stories to an award-winning history book. Nowadays, she is often found recording books, too, in Usborne's very own recording studio.

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