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Karl James Mountford

  • 5 stars across 31 books
Karl James Mountford has been drawing, painting and generally making a mess since he was a young nipper. This hasn't changed much as he's gotten older. Born in Germany and brought up in and around the UK, he now lives in the Midlands where his sketchbooks rarely get a day off.
13th July 2017

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

Look out! There’s a mammoth on the loose! Follow Oscar through a magical museum of curious creatures to find the mammoth... MoreThe Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

(27 reviews) Review
11th October 2018

Little Women

'Timeless' HELEN MOORE, DAILY EXPRESS'I try to get every girly girl to read this one because those four sisters are so r... MoreLittle Women

(25 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback is one ... MoreThe Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

(21 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

Mia misses her Daddy. Without him, Christmas has lost its magic. But when Mia discovers a world within a mysterious post... MoreLast Stop on the Reindeer Express

(18 reviews) Review
15th June 2017

The Smoking Hourglass

Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Unc... MoreThe Smoking Hourglass

(17 reviews) Review
1st June 2014


A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... MoreCinderella

(12 reviews) Review
2nd June 2016

The Crooked Sixpence

Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . . Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical a... MoreThe Crooked Sixpence

(12 reviews) Review
9th August 2018

Peril in Paris

The first in a brand new series by bestselling Sinclair's Mysteries author Katherine Woodfine. ALL ABOARD THE ... MorePeril in Paris

(10 reviews) Review
9th January 2020

The Moonlight Zoo

Eva has looked everywhere for her missing cat, Luna. Then she discovers the Moonlight Zoo – a magical place for all lost... MoreThe Moonlight Zoo

(8 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

'Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket' - a Book of the Year in the i News 'A whirligig of adventure' - The Telegr... MoreThe Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

(7 reviews) Review
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