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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

Orchard Books

The Unicorn Prince

Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray
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Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray

If you love The Frog Prince and The Elves and the Shoemaker, you'll love this tale of love, magic ... and unicorns!Annis and her grandmother live in a cold, draughty castle on top of a hill, which they share with their chickens and their cow. They may be poor, but Annis's heart is full of kindness. Offering a home to an injured unicorn and a family of fairies one day, her kindness is magically rewarded. But will her good fortune bring her happiness and love?This entrancing contemporary fairy tale is brought gloriously to life by Hans Christian Andersen Award nominee Jane Ray."Jane Ray's jewel-bright illustrations shine like the flourishes of an illuminated manuscript in Saviour Pirotta's The Unicorn Prince, featuring a crumbling castle, a dauntless heroine, industrious fairies and an enchanted prince. Gorgeous gowns, wild dreams, transformations and galloping moonlit freedom are also thrown into the mix." Observer

Wayland

Stories From China

Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
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Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey

This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.There are stories of how the world began, Chinese dragons, zodiac monkeys, legendary monsters, Chinese New Year and hopping ghosts.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.

Orchard Books

Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children

Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
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Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager

Discover all the magic of the ballet with this collection of classic tales and meet enchanted princesses, magical birds, dancing dolls and wicked witches. Travel to a magical kingdom of sweets, twirl at an enchanted fairytale ball, and discover the story of a sleeping princess, woken after 100 years by her true love's kiss.This beautiful gift collection contains six of the best-loved stories from the ballet: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia and The Firebird.Award-winning storyteller Saviour Pirotta retells the classic tales in an accessible style that's perfect for young children, while New York Times bestselling artist Brigette Barrager's beautiful full-colour illustrations bring each magical scene to life.The perfect gift for little ballet dancers and ballet fans.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
Wayland

Divali

Saviour Pirotta
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Saviour Pirotta

An ideal introduction to the celebration of Diwali for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the Diwali festivities and how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains prepare for Diwali. It shows how people around the world decorate their homes with lights and rangoli patterns, and how they end the Diwali celebration with a special day for brothers and sisters. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts about Divali to give further points for children and adults to discuss. And a Hindu calendar shows when the different months are.

Wayland

Chinese New Year

Saviour Pirotta
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Saviour Pirotta
Orchard Books

Theseus and The Minotaur

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Every year the King of Athens has to send some of his people to evil King Minos for his man-eating minotaur. His brave son Theseus wants to stop it - will he succeed?

Orchard Books

Pegasus The Flying Horse

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

The king wants Bellerophon, the bravest man in the country, to kill a hideous monster that is scaring his people. Bellerophon must use Pegasus, the flying horse, to help.

Orchard Books

Arion The Dolphin Boy

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Arion was the greatest poet in the world. On his way home from a far-off land, sailors want to steal his treasure and leave him to drown. Who will save him?

Orchard Books

Jason and The Golden Fleece

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Jason goes to find the Golden Fleece, so he can get the throne back from his wicked uncle. But first he must brave evil skeletons and get past a terrible serpent...

Orchard Books

Arachne, The Spider Woman

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Arachne is always boasting that her weaving is better than the goddess Athena's. So Athena decides to teach the boastful girl a terrible lesson... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Orchard Books

The Secret Of Pandora's Box

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Orchard Books

King Midas's Goldfingers

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

King Midas's greatest wish is for everything he touches to turn to gold. But once this wish is granted, Midas realises he will never be able to hug his little princess again. What will he do? Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Orchard Books

Odysseus and The Wooden Horse

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Orchard Books

Icarus, The Boy Who Could Fly

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Icarus's dad is a great inventor but when he gives his son wings, so they can escape the island they live on, things don't go according to plan at all. Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Orchard Books

Perseus and The Monstrous Medusa

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Perseus is determined to save his mother from their tyrant king, but to do so he must face the monstrous Medusa, even though one look upon her face can turn a man to stone! Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Orchard Books

The Sleeping Princess and other Fairy Tales from Grimm

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark

Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses, handsome princes and wicked witches. This collection contains ten of the most loved fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, retold by master storyteller, Saviour Pirotta, and exquisitely illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. The well-loved stories within the book include: Little Briar Rose, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Rose Red, Rapunzel, Cat and Mouse in Partnership, Little Snow White, The Six Swans, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Katie Dale

Katie Dale had her first poem 'The Fate of The School Hamster' published in The Cadbury's Book of Children's Poetry, aged 8 and hasn't stopped writing since. On graduating, she went travelling through South-East Asia - only to discover whilst in a Vietnam internet cafe that she was a winner of the SCBWI 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition.

Katie Woolley

Katie Woolley is a creative and versatile editor and writer who has worked on children's books for all age levels, from board books, novelty books and picture books to non-fiction, licensed publishing and educational books and apps. With more than 10 years' publishing experience working for companies such as Ladybird Books and Hachette Children's Books, she has written, commissioned, edited and project-managed a wide variety of titles for some of the biggest children's publishers.