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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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.

Wayland

Multicultural Stories: Stories From The Amazon

Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
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Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
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
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Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
Wayland

Divali

Saviour Pirotta
Authors:
Saviour Pirotta
Wayland

Chinese New Year

Saviour Pirotta
Authors:
Saviour Pirotta

An ideal introduction to the celebration of Chinese New Year for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes how Chinese people prepare for New Year by cleaning their house and having their hair cut. It shows how people around the world scare the monster Nian away with fireworks and watch the dragon dance in the street.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 Chinese New Year to give further points for children and adults to discuss. And a chart enables them to work out what Chinese year they were born in.

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
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Orchard Books

Arion The Dolphin Boy

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Orchard Books

Jason and The Golden Fleece

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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
Orchard Books

Odysseus and The Wooden Horse

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
Contributors:
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

Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.

Kes Gray

Kes Gray is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Paul Mason

Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.