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Elli Woollard

  • 5 stars across 22 books

    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was named after the Staffordshire reservoir near Leek beside which his parents became engaged. He was born in India, and spent the first six years of his life there, acquiring Hindustani as a second language and living in a bungalow like that in The Jungle Book . Kipling continued to write prolifically throughout his life, and was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. He is one of the most treasured and inspiring storytellers of all time.

    Elli Woollard is an exciting talent on the picture books scene, who started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. In addition to picture books, she also writes children's poems and stories. Her snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories are sure to make her a huge success. Elli has written The Giant of Jum, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight for Macmillan, as well as the young fiction series Swashbuckle Lil. Elli lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs.

    Marta Altes is the award-winning creator of My Grandpa, I am an Artist!, My New Home and The King Cat. She loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (the best decision she ever made!) and graduated in 2011. Since then she has won the Read It Again! Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award and her first book No! was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Picture Book Prize. Marta lives in London.

    21st September 2017

    The Great Gran Plan

    The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood. But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hun... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Princess in Black

    Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her floun... More

    (12 reviews)
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    21st March 2019

    Perfectly Peculiar Pets

    From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poem... More

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    9th February 2017

    Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if i... More

    (9 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

    (4 reviews)
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    24th April 2018

    Dinosaurs Don't Draw

    Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for o... More

    (3 reviews)
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    21st February 2019

    Little Bear's Spring

    Little Bear's Spring is a glorious reminder for children and adults of just how wonderful the natural world is, ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    23rd April 2015

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

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    26th April 2016

    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

    When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't rea... More

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    5th March 2015

    Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom

    Friendship and fun abound in this full-colour early reader for ages 4+. In the faraway village of Snottington Sneeze Li... More

    (1 review)
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