20th anniversary of the Gruffalo story. Gruffalo & the Mouse

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Specifications

Issued 2019
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Magic Light Pictures
Edge Plain
Inscription THE GRUFFALO
Mintage 0
B.U pack C
10.00 L
17/10/19 I
UK19GRBU C
No sales data K
 

Design details:

There's no such thing as a Gruffalo! Well there is again!


The second coin this year, this time the mouse makes an appearance on the coin. The Gruffalo is a children's book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, that tells the story of a mouse, the protagonist of the book, taking a walk in a European forest. The book has sold over 13 million copies, and has won several prizes for children's literature, and has been developed into plays on both the West End and Broadway and even an Oscar nominated animated film.

Julia Donaldson CBE (born Julia Catherine Shields; 16 September 1948) is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 20112013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She originally wrote songs for children's television but has concentrated on writing books since the words of one of her songs, "A Squash and a Squeeze", were made into a children's book in 1993. Of her 184 published works, 64 are widely available in bookshops. The remaining 120 are intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxford University Press's Oxford Reading Tree.

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