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THE GLASSMAKER'S DAUGHTER

THE GLASSMAKER’S DAUGHTER

Set in the glittering city of Venice in the 16th century. Daniela, the glassmaker’s daughter is so gloomy and glum, that her father offers a glass castle to whoever can make her smile. Acrobats, mask-makers, even lion-tamers try. But only one person, a young glassmaker, knows the true secret to happiness. Will he make Daniela smile? Incredible illustrations by Jane Ray who was the IBBY UK nomination for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award. ‘a magical tale from the duo behind Zeraffa Giraffa. The Venetian setting makes great use of Ray’s decorative, sumptuous artwork.’  – Fiona Noble in The Bookseller  PUBLISHED...

Test Zeraffa

A giraffe walking through the streets of Paris in 1827 must have been a wondrous sight.  What was this strange horned, half horse, half camel creature with impossible long legs and a black tongue? Zeraffa Giraffa is the story of a giraffe that is sent from Africa to the King of France as a gift. How will a giraffe with such a long neck and such long legs ever make this journey? Atir her keeper, has plans. She travels all the way down the Nile in a felucca to Alexandria and then across the sea to Marseilles. But how will Zeraffa...

Test Bojabi

THE MAGIC BOJABI TREE is a story straight from the heart of Africa. There are as many versions of it as there are storytellers and the magical tree has had many names. It’s a story for children who enjoy nonsense names and nonsense rhymes. The repetitive element helps the concept of story being a journey. A group of wild animals in a drought-stricken land come across a beautiful tree laden with fruit. But a HUGE python is coiled around the tree and won’t budge until the animals tell him the name of the tree. To find the answer the animals...
ZERAFFA GIRAFFA   (ages 6-8)

ZERAFFA GIRAFFA
(ages 6-8)

A giraffe walking through the streets of Paris in 1827 must have been a wondrous sight.  What was this strange horned, half horse, half camel creature with impossible long legs and a black tongue? Zeraffa Giraffa is the story of a giraffe that is sent from Africa to the King of France as a gift. How will a giraffe with such a long neck and such long legs ever make this journey? Atir her keeper, has plans. She travels all the way down the Nile in a felucca to Alexandria and then across the sea to Marseilles. But how will Zeraffa...
OLIVER STRANGE & THE FOREST OF SECRETS

OLIVER STRANGE & THE FOREST OF SECRETS

A lost of city of gold … anacondas more than 30 feet long … jaguars lurking in the dark … and a frog so poisonous, a single drop of its toxin will kill up to twenty people. Oliver Strange travels with his friend Zinzi to the heart of the Colombian forest, to help his father search for this endangered but highly poisonous frog – Phyllobates terrribilis. They meet a mysterious boy called Fabio and come face to face with brutal guerrilla fighters. These are the forests of Colombia where drug traffickers grow their coca to turn into cocaine. The stakes are...