Friday, 15 March 2019

MOUSE-DEER'S MARKET

My picture book MOUSE-DEER'S MARKET is just published on Apple Books here
The folk tale comes from Borneo. Here are some of my illustrations.






Monday, 28 January 2019

HOW THE SEASONS CAME

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.












Monday, 3 December 2018

HOW NIGHT CAME

I have just published my picture book HOW NIGHT CAME as an ebook available here

The myth of how night first fell comes from Brazil. It was told by the Tupi people of the Amazon. I retold the story for my picture book HOW NIGHT CAME. Here are a few of the illustrations:










Tuesday, 6 November 2018

WHO WILL BE THE SUN?

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










Saturday, 9 June 2018

MONKEY AND THE WATER DRAGON

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








Thursday, 29 March 2018

WHALE'S CANOE

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












Thursday, 11 May 2017

LITTLE MOUSE GIRL ebook

My new ebook picture book LITTLE MOUSE GIRL is now just published on the iBooks store: 
Little Mouse Girl