JamesMayhew

Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew
Authors:
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. With a sparkling foiled cover and exquisitely detailed illustrations, this is the perfect gift for all would-be ballerinas. 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

Orion Children's Books

The Magic Sword

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night's Dream

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie and the Waterlily Pond

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Katie desperately wants to win the art competition at the gallery. She just has to create a painting in the style of Monet. That should be easy . . . right? Wherever you find Katie, you'll find fun close behind!Learn all about Monet with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces:In the Woods at GivernyBathers at La GrenouilléreThe Rue Montorguiel, ParisPath Through the PoppiesThe Waterlily Pond

Orchard Books

Katie's London Christmas

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orion Children's Books

Miranda the Castaway

James Mayhew
Authors:
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.

Orchard Books

Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie in Scotland

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover the most famous and popular sights in Scotland with classic picture book character, Katie. Come on a tour from the Highlands to the Edinburgh Festival. This latest edition of a classic book is the perfect gift. Why not collect all 13 Katie titles.Many popular sights are featured including Loch Ness, Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park and Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, The Royal Mile, The National Gallery and Portrait Gallery and Greyfriar's Bobby.A perfect first introduction to Scotland for all young children. Following on the huge success of Katie in London:London comes to life in this magical adventure - Independent on Sunday

Orchard Books

Katie and the Sunflowers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

A fresh new look to celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure!Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cézanne!Katie tries to pick the sunflower seeds from famous the Vincent Van Gogh painting, Sunflowers, but when the vase tips over, the flowers go everywhere. Mimi, a little girl from a painting nearby, comes to help Katie, but when Mimi's dog Zazou comes too disaster follows! Katie - 25 years of making art an adventure! The best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art.Includes reproductions of five famous post-Impressionist masterpieces:Sunflowers by Vincent Van GoghBreton Girls Dancing by Paul Gauguin Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent Van GoghStill Life, with Apples and Oranges by Paul CezanneTahitian Pastorals by Paul Gauguin

Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

can Ella Bella help the Nutcracker to defeat his arch enemy, the wicked Mouse King? Join Ella Bella Ballerina as she twirls into the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with its magical dancing snowflakes, tantalising swirling sweets and, of course, the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. James Mayhew's richly detailed storytelling and his exquisite, retro art-style make this book perfect for all would-be prima ballerinas. The final page is devoted to ballet facts, so children can learn about the original ballet The Nutcracker.

Orchard Books

Bubble and Squeak

James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy
Contributors:
James Mayhew, Clara Vulliamy

People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.

Orchard Books

Katie In London

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Discover the most famous and popular sights in London with classic picture book character, Katie. When Katie and her brother, Jack, visit London with Grandma, at first it seems it's full of big buses, big buildings and bigger crowds, until the Trafalgar Square lion takes them on a wonderful tour of the city taking in such sights as The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye! This latest edition of a classic book is the perfect gift. Why not collect all 13 Katie titles.London comes to life in this magical adventure - Independent on Sunday Featuring many of the key sights of Britain's capital, this storybook has become a bestselling introduction to London, and a perfect story for children visiting the city for the first time.

Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Ella Bella longs to be a beautiful ballerina, and so each week she goes to Madame Rosa's ballet class at the old theatre. As we all know, theatres are magical places where anything can happen, and sure enough, as soon as Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box on the empty stage, she's whisked off in a beautiful lilac light to Sleeping Beauty's palace. But will she be able to help the Lilac Fairy save Sleeping Beauty from the bad fairy's wicked spell?

Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Ella Bella Ballerina and Cinderella

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Can the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina help Cinderella get to the Royal Ball?Alone on the stage after class, Ella Bella opens Madame Rosa's magical musical box and is whisked off into the world of the Cinderella ballet. But will Ella Bella be able to help Cinderella meet her perfect Prince Charming?

Orchard Books

When Dragons Are Dreaming

James Mayhew, Lindsey Gardiner
Contributors:
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.

Orchard Books

Katie and the Spanish Princess

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie and the Bathers

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew
Orchard Books

Katie and the Mona Lisa

James Mayhew
Authors:
James Mayhew

Five famous Italian Renaissance paintings come alive for Katie when she steps into the picture frames. What makes the Mona Lisa smile? Katie wants to find out so she climbs into the Leonardo Da Vinci painting. But the Mona Lisa is not really feeling very happy, so Katie tries to cheer her up . . . with disastrous results! Includes five masterpieces from five Italian Renaissance artists: Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, An Angel in Red with a Lute by an associate of Leonardo, St George and the Dragon by Raphael, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, The Lion of St Mark by Vittore Carpaccio

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.