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About Mick Inkpen

Mick Inkpen is one of the top-selling picture book artists and writers in the world. The Kipper and Wibbly Pig stories have millions of readers worldwide. He has won the British Book Award twice for Lullabyhullaballoo and Penguin Small and the Children's Book Award for Threadbear. He has also been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Award three times, winning Bronze for Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear. In addition to this, Kipper won a BAFTA for best animated children's film in 1998.

Orchard Books

The Little Mermaid

Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett

Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura Barrett. When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . .With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!

Hodder Children's Books

Favourite Stories of Courageous Girls

Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, E. Nesbit, Charlotte Bronte, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Brothers Grimm, L.M. Montgomery
Authors:
Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, E. Nesbit, Charlotte Bronte, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Brothers Grimm, L.M. Montgomery
Orchard Books

The Snow Queen Classic Pop-up and Play

Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Orion Children's Books

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.

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Orchard Greek Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection.Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf."These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael RosenStories included: Theseus and the MinotaurPandora's BoxPerseus and MedusaJason and the Golden FleeceDaedalus and IcarusOrpheus and EurydiceArachneThe Wooden Horse of TroyKing MidasPersephone and the Pomegranate SeedsEcho and NarcissusThe Twelve Labours of HeraclesOdysseusApollo and DaphneAtalanta's RaceFreedom for Prometheus

Hodder Children's Books

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett

A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection. Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade Ocean in The Nutcracker; be dazzled by the magical Firebird with her flame-bright feathers; and dance until the clock chimes midnight with Cinderella and her handsome prince. Master storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean retells these classic tales with poetry and magic, while renowned artist Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations dance off the page. "McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make is sound riveting - she has a wonderful talent for drawing children straight into the story."The Sunday Telegraph

Hodder Children's Books

Father and Son

Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Fabian Negrin

'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted,after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep,there was one person still awake in a dark stable,watching over a sleeping child.'Complemented by Fabian Negrin's atmospheric illustrations, this picture book is destined to become a classic.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
Orion Children's Books

Silver Myths And Legends Of The World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean
Hodder Children's Books

A Pilgrim's Progress

Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Jason Cockroft
Orion Children's Books

Stories from Shakespeare

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean has won many awards for her brilliant versions of classic texts. Here she retells the ten Shakespeare plays children are most likely to come across: Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.Written in stirring, colourful prose, this book makes a terrific introduction to Shakespeare and makes complex plots easy to follow. The text is punctuated with well-known quotations that give a taste of the real thing, and each play opens with a cast list explaining just who the characters are.

Orchard Books

Unicorns! Unicorns!

Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham
Contributors:
Geraldine Mccaughrean, Sophie Windham

The unicorns disappeared long ago. There is a rumour, a legend that they all died out through their own foolishness, because they would not come when they were called to the safety of the ark. But perhaps the unicorns had their reasons. Perhaps we were more to blame than they. And maybe, just maybe, the unicorns live on, if you simply know where to look...

Orion Children's Books

Golden Myths and Legends of the World

Geraldine McCaughrean
Authors:
Geraldine McCaughrean

These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are legends of half-remembered heroes or people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling, energetic prose of one of the great names in children's books, GOLDEN MYTHS AND LEGENDS and its companion volume SILVER MYTHS AND LEGENDS make an outstanding collection of wonderful tales, many of them unavailable anywhere else.

Alex Ayliffe

Alex Ayliffe is a bestselling, award-winning writer and artist. Her distinctive papercut illustrations are bright and bold with lots of child appeal. Alex has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling Dig Dig Digging and Boo Barney, winner of the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.

Alison Murray

Alison Murray grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London and did a variety of jobs, including working as a bookseller and rug designer, before completing a MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. Having co-founded a successful interactive media company, Alison moved back to Scotland where she now works as a full-time illustrator. She has a string of successful picture books to her name, including Hare and Tortoise and Apple Pie ABC, both shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards, and Dino Duckling. Alison lives in Glasgow with her husband and their dog.

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant boy and a cat called Polly. He has written more than 60 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian loves sitting at home writing stories, he also loves visiting schools and libraries where he shares stories, talks about writing and generally gets people excited about books and reading. You can find out more about Damian by visiting www.damianharvey.co.uk.

Jane Ray

Jane Ray's exquisite artwork has gained acclaim both in the UK and internationally, and she regularly shows her work at galleries and exhibitions. Jane won the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation; The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award; and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane's books for Orchard include the contemporary fairy tale The Apple-Pip Princess, the heartwarming The Dolls' House Fairy and the fabulously festive The Twelve Days of Christmas. She is also the illustrator of Heartsong, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Jane lives in London.

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has won the Stockport Schools' Book Award twice for her brilliant picture book texts! After studying English and Drama at Manchester University, she became a teacher. Julia has been writing for over fifteen years and in that time has written ten novels and over seventy shorter books. Initially, she was encouraged to write by her three children who asked for 'real characters like us', with the girls asking for 'lots of scary bits.' Recently, she has become a grandmother, inspiring her to write her fabulous picture book texts. She has also been influenced by her three cats! Julia keeps in touch with readers through her numerous visits to schools and libraries where she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for facts and fiction. For more information on Julia Jarman visit her happy zappy website www.juliajarman.com Julia lives in an English village near Bedford.