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    Eric Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent 10 years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home, where he holds storytelling events. He lives in Gwnyedd, Wales.


    Eric's books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Earth Story and Life Story, Fire Children, The King with Horse's Ears, Spirit of the Forest, Rainbow Bird, The King and the Seed and Curious Clownfish.


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    Paul Hess was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1961. He went to art college in Sydney and then worked as a graphic designer and Art Director for various companies both in Sydney and London from 1981 to 1991. He has worked as a freelance art director and illustrator since then. His books for Frances Lincoln are Death in a Nut, Nail Soup, Cow on the Roof, Dragon of Krakow, Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe, The King with Horse's Ears and The King and the Seed. He lives in Northumberland.

    1st August 2004

    The King with Horse's Ears

    King Mark has a secret: he has horse's ears. No one knows about it except his barber, who is sworn not to tell, on pain ... More

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    3rd March 2011

    The King and the Seed

    Old King Karnak is worried. He hasn't long to live, and there is no heir to the throne. So he holds a rather unusual com... More

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    1st March 2013

    Troll Wood

    This is Troll Wood. No one goes there. Will you? We will. And they did. A family in need of a new home find themselves ... More

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    24th February 2004

    Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe

    The walls of Eastern Europe have recently crumbled to reveal fascinating hidden cultures. To reflect this more open pers... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Ghosts Who Danced: and other spooky stories

    Ten deliciously spooky ghost stories from all over the world are perfectly matched by Paul Hess' s atmospher... More

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    1st August 2010

    The Wizard Of Oz: Pop-up Sounds

    Take a walk down the yellow brick road and discover the magical kingdom of Oz. This retelling of the classic American fa... More

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    7th May 2009

    Nail Soup

    When a forest traveller knocks at a lonely cottage, hoping to scrounge a bed for the night, a scowling woman appears and... More

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    1st January 2007

    Death in a Nut

    When Jack meets Old Man Death coming towards his cottage, he realises at once what's up. "You're not taking my old mothe... More

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    1st April 2007

    The Cow on the Roof

    Every day Shon goes out to plough the fields, while his wife Sian works at home in the farmyard. Shon feels he does all... More

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    3rd May 2012

    The Stone of Destiny: Tales from Turkey

    For centuries, caravans of camels have travelled Turkey's Silk Roads piled high with exotic cargoes from India, Arabia a... More

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    24th January 2008

    The Dragon of Krakow: and other Polish Stories

    These Polish folk tales have a delightfully mischievous character all their own. To create his sparkling collection, R... More

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    1st October 2015

    Pocket Fairytales: Hansel and Gretel

    This pop-out concertina version of the well-known fairy tale is small enough to put in your pocket! Take it out of the s... More

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    1st January 2004

    Jack And The Beanstalk

    One day, Jack's mother asks him to sell the cow at market to earn some money. But Jack ends up swapping the cow, not for... More

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    1st September 2003

    Hidden Tales from Eastern Europe

    The walls of Eastern Europe have recently crumbled to reveal fascinating hidden cultures. To reflect this more open pers... More

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    15th January 2004

    Once there was a Hoodie

    There was once a Hoodie, who lived under a hill. But he wasn't happy. There's only one thing in the world that makes a H... More

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    2nd September 2004

    Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!

    A goblin has come to visit and you'd better take care ...because he's hungry, hungry, hungry! A bouncing, rhythmic text ... More

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