Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

Super Happy Magic Forest

Written by Matty Long

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Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. September 2015 Debut of the Month A quest is a quest is a quest, even if the heroes are brightly coloured and quite ridiculously cute picturebook characters, in this case a unicorn called Blossom, a fairy called Twinkle, a gnome called Herbert, a faun called Hoofies (likes: making merry; dislikes: clothes), and a mushroom called Trevor! When the magical Crystals of Life are stolen from the Super Happy Magical Forest, it’s up to this band of friends to go after them, braving penguins, ghosts and even wasps on their journey. It’s all great fun with jokes on every page for children and adults alike and, despite the silliness, there’s a proper story about friendship and bravery, with an unexpected twist in the tail too. George R Martin eat your heart out! ~ Andrea Reece


Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

Tolkien for toddlers! Super Happy Magic Forest is the hilarious story of five brave heroes - a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a mushroom - who must go on an epic quest to reclaim the Mystical Crystals of Life and save their home. From happy bunnies to warrior penguins, picnic-ruining bees to biscuit-loving goblins there's so much to see and talk about on every page of this brilliant adventure.


'Irreverent fantasy romp' Top Sellers List, The Bookseller

About the Author

Matty Long

Matty Long has a First Class Degree in Illustration from Southampton Solent University and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Book Illustration from Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art). He graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2011 and has since been working at a bookshop in his home town of Cambridge, developing picture-book ideas in his spare time.

Matty is twenty-seven years old. SUPER HAPPY MAGIC FOREST is his debut picture book. He’s currently working on the sequel!

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd September 2015




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