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Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is, in her own words, ‘a writer, teacher and a recovering character actress’ who lives in upstate New York with her husband ‘and two surprisingly well-mannered children’. Here she talks to Graham Marks, on Skype, about how she became a writer, the highs and lows of starting out on a writing career, and her novel, Monument 14.

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
Wayland

Multicultural Stories: Stories From The Amazon

Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt

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.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 Amazonian 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
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
Orchard Books

The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

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

Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses and handsome princes, wicked witches and good fairies. Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that's perfect for young children, and now in a beautiful new edition.Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings of these classic fairy tales are perfectly complemented by Emma Chichester Clark's rich, glowing illustrations, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.Contents: The Sleeping Princess; The Magic Gingerbread House; The Magic Bear and the Handsome Prince;The Golden-Haired Girl in the Tower; Little Mouse and Lazy Cat; The Princess and the Seven Dwarves; The Swans and the Brave Princess; The Naughty Princess and the Frog; The Girl Who Spun Straw into Gold; The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Wayland

Divali

Saviour Pirotta
Authors:
Saviour Pirotta
Wayland

Chinese New Year

Saviour Pirotta
Authors:
Saviour Pirotta
Orchard Books

Theseus and The Minotaur

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

Pegasus The Flying Horse

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

Epimetheus is happy when beautiful Pandora comes to live with him. But when she opens Epimetheus's special chest, the one the Gods warned him not to touch, something terrible escapes... 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
Contributors:
Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Troy is the most well-protected city in the land. So how will Odysseus and his men get in? The great hero comes up with an ingenious plan... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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
Contributors:
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.

Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

Lauren St John

Lauren St John is the author of several books on sports and music, as well as the award-winning children's series THE WHITE GIRAFFE, the BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD-winning LAURA MARLIN series and THE ONE DOLLAR HORSE trilogy. Her first adult novel, THE OBITUARY WRITER, was published in 2013. Lauren St John is one of the lead voices of Authors4 Oceans, a collective of 50 writers calling to ban the use of plastics in the book industry.Visit Lauren's website at www.laurenstjohn.com, like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-St-John/120957211278399 and follow her on Twitter @laurenstjohn