Friday, 28 March 2014

How Stories Came Into The World

HOW STORIES CAME INTO THE WORLD is my second picture book for iBooks. It is available on iTunes here:  How Stories Came Into The World

The folk tale of Mouse and her story children comes from the Ekoi people of Nigeria. It explains how all the stories that Mouse had woven escaped from her house and went running up and down all over the world. This picture book was first published by Blackie and son Limited in 1989. I have just self-published the iBooks version.






Thursday, 6 February 2014

THE FIRE FLOWER




This is the cover of my iBook THE FIRE FLOWER. It is available today on iTunes here:
The Fire Flower

THE FIRE FLOWER is a black and white picture book for children aged three to six years old. It is the re-telling of an old Slavonic folk tale. I found the story many years ago and made a dummy book in the hope of getting it published as a hardback picture book. But I was not successful so put the dummy away in a drawer and forgot about it for years, until I had the idea of illustrating it with silhouettes. I decided to self publish it as an iBook and the app iBooks Author has made this possible. This is the first in my series FOLK TALES OF THE WORLD. I shall be making many more iBooks now, some from my out of print back list and some completely new ones.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Card



This is an illustration from my picture book THE FIRE FLOWER
which I will be publishing as an iBook on iTunes in 2014


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

How Rabbit Stole the Fire


This is an illustration from my picture book HOW RABBIT STOLE THE FIRE.
It is based on a myth told by the Native Americans of the South East of the USA.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Who Will Be The Sun?



This an illustration from my picture book WHO WILL BE THE SUN? published by Blackie. The myth comes from the Kutenai people of Montana USA. It tells the story of the birds and the animals trying in turn to be the sun. it is Lynx who is finally chosen.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Great Ball Play



THE GREAT BALL PLAY tells the story of a lacrosse match between the birds and the animals. It was told by the Creek of the South Eastern States of the USA. My illustrations were inspired by watching my two sons and their friends playing park football.






Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Winter all the time


This is an illustration from HOW THE SEASONS CAME. This Native American myth explains how once it was winter all the time until the birds of Spring, Summer and Autumn were set free.