42 Word Retrospective: Lester and the Unusual Pet by Quentin Blake

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Lester and the Unusual Pet

by Quentin Blake (Picture Lions, 1975)

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Known for illustrating other people’s books (most notably Roald Dahl’s), Quentin Blake also writes many himself. Lester and the Unusual Pet showcases his understated absurdism — Salvador Dalí for children, almost — in a joyous, freewheeling, lazy afternoon paean to young imaginations running rife.

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