Monday, April 29, 2013

New book from James Mayhew & Clara Vulliamy

Roll up, roll up… for a new picture book by dream team,

James Mayhew & Clara Vulliamy

Bubble & Squeak by James Mayhew (Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy)

Publishing: 2nd May 2013   Price: £11.99 hardback   ISBN: 9781408313664


Both well-known and much loved author/illustrators in their own right, Bubble & Squeak marks James and Clara’s first creative collaboration, and is a heart-warming story set at a circus and showing that friendship can overcome all differences - big and small!


People travel from far and wide to watch Bubble, the amazingly graceful elephant, perform her daredevil act, The Pyramid of Peril. But Bubble, although surrounded by friends, is desperately lonely - until an equally lonely little mouse appears. This funny and compassionate story of two unlikely companions is filled with drama, suspense and a touch of tenderness, depicted with stylish illustrations.


James Mayhew—author and illustrator of the popular Katie and Ella Bella Ballerina series—tells this tale with wit and warmth; while Clara Vulliamy—author and illustrator of the Bear with Sticky Paws, Lucky Wish Mouse, and Muffin series—beautifully captures all the glamour and glitz befitting of a golden age with adorably retro-style artwork.


About the Author & Illustrator:

James Mayhew created Katie's Picture Show over twenty years ago as a way to share his enthusiasm for art with children. His series of Katie books is much-loved and respected as an early introduction to art. Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty was James's first title featuring the budding ballerina Ella Bella, with illustrations that capture all the beauty and elegance of the ballet. James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and son.

Clara Vulliamy studied at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin and the Royal Academy. She started concentrating on writing and illustrating children's books when she had children of her own and has now written and illustrated many stories for young children, including the Muffin and Lucky Wish Mouse series for Orchard. Clara lives in Twickenham, with her husband and children.


About Orchard Books:

Orchard Books is an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, part of one of the UK’s largest trade publishing groups. The four children’s imprints offer an unequalled range of titles, and between them publish many of the most respected books in children’s publishing.

Orchard Books has an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests, including New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter, Beast Quest, Rainbow Magic and Charlie & Lola.

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