A commercial concept that taps into a favourite genre - witches, fairies and magic. Great to read aloud, or alone. Big book idea in a read-me small format at a great price. Perfect gift book. Author and artist are both very well known, with hugely successful track records.
Emily Bolam trained at Brighton Art College and is a very successful illustrator of children's books, among them Francesca Simon's MIAOW MIAOW, BOW WOW and Georgie Adams' THREE LITTLE WITCHES (both Orion). She lives and works in Brighton. Vivian French has written many picture book texts and story collections for young children. She is very active in the children's book world as a reviewer and speaker. Her most recent book for Orion is THE STORY HOUSE. VIvian French lives in Edinburgh. Emily Bolam has illustrated many picture books. Her most recent book for Orion is PLUMMET. She lives in Brighton.
'Vivian French has written 10 stories for reading aloud to under-fives, in a smallish format, with Emily Bolam's friendly illustrations' -- Jennifer Taylor CHILDREN'S BOOKSELLER (AUG 05) Fairies, owls, witches, giants and dragons all tell their tales to a little frog and his witchling friend in this gentle story collection set in an enchanted forest. Perfect for bedtime reading. -- Emily Turner Angels and Urchins Winter 05 'delicate illustrations by Emily Bolam' -- Helen Crockett GROVE MAGAZINE 'A new collection of stories by Vivian French is always a treat and Emily Bolam's lively line and watercolour illustrations make The Magic Bedtime Storybook extra special.' -- Kathryn Ross TH SCOTSMAN 17.12.05 'Fantastically illustrated throughout... a perfect book to read to younger children and for older children to read themselves.' FAMILY INTERET 'Emily Bolam adds her sparkling illustrations and the whole package will ensure that everyone will be looking forward to bedtime all day long.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE