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James Mayhew



James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.
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The National Gallery Learn to Draw with Katie

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Learn how to draw with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books.Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of children for over 25 years . . . and now you can create your own masterpieces too!Get creative and learn how to draw portraits, landscapes, animals and more with easy step-by-step guides and prompted drawing activities. Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, plus plenty of drawing tips and tricks.All you need to do is pick up your pens and pencils and follow the ever-curious Katie as she explores the wonderfully exciting world of art . . .Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:Get Colouring with KatieDiscover Art with KatieAnd discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:Katie's Picture ShowKatie in LondonKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the BathersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the DinosaursKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie in ScotlandKatie's London Christmas

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The National Gallery Discover Art with Katie

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure. Discover a world of fairytale toymakers and dancing dolls in in this beautiful introduction to classic ballet, La Boutique Fantastique. Look out for the other books in the series:Ella Bella and A Midsummer Night's DreamElla Bella Ballerina and Swan LakeElla Bella Ballerina and Cinderella Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping BeautyElla Bella Ballerina and The Nutcracker

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The National Gallery Get Colouring with Katie

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Come on a colouring adventure with Katie, the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books.Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of young art lovers for over 25 years . . . and now it's your turn to get involved!Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderfully exciting world of art. All you need to do, is pick up your colouring pencils and pens and follow the ever-curious Katie . . .Look out for more Katie National Gallery books:Discover Art with KatieLearn to Draw with KatieAnd discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books:Katie's Picture ShowKatie in LondonKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the BathersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the DinosaursKatie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie in ScotlandKatie's London Christmas

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The Magic Sword

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps out of fairytales and into the world of Shakespeare as she goes on a magical adventure in Fairyland, with Puck, King Oberon and Queen Titania. Who will the queen fall in love with when under the king's spell? And what will become of the hapless actor Bottom, transformed into a donkey?Beautifully illustrated and perfectly pitched for a young audience and all would-be prima ballerinas, and a wonderful very first introduction to the stories of the ballet and Shakespeare. From James Mayhew, the creator of the Katie series of books - featuring the hugely engaging Katie and making art an adventure for every child.

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Katie: Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Katie: Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Katie: Katie and the Starry Night

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Katie: Katie and the Waterlily Pond

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Miranda is on a desert island - all by herself! Luckily she has some very clever ideas...A full-colour blue Early Reader edition of this classic story, written and illustrated by James Mayhew.

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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When Katie visits an art gallery for the first time with Grandma, she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her . . . Expect a little bit of mischief, a lot of cream cakes and even a friendly tiger! 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in TouchThis first introduction to art, features five great masterpieces: The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau and Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaurs

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Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Discover the sights of Scotland with this classic Katie picture book.With so much to see and do in Scotland, it's lucky that Katie, Jack and Grandma have a very special guide to show them the best spots. Join their fun-packed tour - with Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster! Landmarks featured include Glasgow's Kelingrove Park, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, Scotland's National Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby.'A delightful tale with superb illustrations' - The Scots Magazine

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Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
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Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew

Can Ella Bella help the swan princess to be reunited with her prince? Will she help to break the wicked sorcerer's spell? Will true love conquer all? Young ballerinas will find the answer to all these questions and delight in the sheer charm of Ella Bella's world. James Mayhew has also included a last page full of ballet facts to help even the keenest budding ballerina learn about the story behind Swan Lake.

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Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

James Mayhew
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James Mayhew
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When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
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James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner

Poor little Dragon just can't get to sleep, no matter how hard he tries. Instead, what he'd really like to do is dance through the moonlight and play games in the starlit sky with the fairies . . . but will they let him?This book will be perfect at bedtimes for settling sleepyheads down for the night.Another beautifully written, velvety verse from James Mayhew with beautiful illustrations from Lindsey Gardiner who won the Richard and Judy prize with her Poppy and Max characters.