My picture book HOW THE SEASONS CAME is just published on the Apple Bookstore here
This myth comes from the Algonquin people of the north east USA. It tells of how the wolf and the fisher freed the singing birds of spring, summer and autumn from the Land Above, and brought the seasons down to earth in order to save the wolf's son. Here are some of my illustrations.
My picture book WHO WILL BE THE SUN? is a retelling of a Native American myth from Montana USA. Once it was always dark, so the birds and the animals have a competition to see who will be the best sun. Coyote thinks he will be the winner, but he is too hot and he talks too much. So who will be the sun? I have just published this book as an ebook on the Apple Bookstore. It is available to download here
This ancient Chinese folk tale comes from the collection MONKEY, which was written by Wu Ch'eng-en in the sixteenth century. The story I chose tells how Tripitaka, Monkey and Pigsy met a ferocious dragon on their journey to fetch the Buddhist scriptures from India, and return them to China. I have illustrated my picture book in water colour which was inspired by Chinese art and design. This book is now available on the iBooks Store. Monkey and the Water Dragon
The folk tale of Whale's Canoe was told by the Aborigines of Australia. The story explains how the animals first came to Australia.This picture book was published by BLACKIE CHILDREN'S BOOKS in 1993I. I have just published my ebook version available on the iBook Store here