The Sandcastle by M P Robertson

The Sandcastle

Written by M P Robertson

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When I first saw the cover of this title it evoked many happy memories of beach holidays and of building sandcastles. August is the perfect time of year for such happy times and this story is so cleverly yet simply told that every child or adult reading it will be transported into an amazing magical seaside adventure coupled with some wonderfully detailed and colourful illustrations. A perfect addition to this summer's holiday.


The Sandcastle by M P Robertson

There is nothing in the whole world that Jack likes better than building sandcastles. But however strongly he builds them, he can't stop the sea from stealing them away. Then one night he is awoken by the gulls outside his window, calling him to come down to the beach. To his amazement, the sandcastle he built the day before now towers above his head. Jack marches across the drawbridge, and embarks on a magical adventure filled with jesters and musicians, feasting and dancing, a beautiful girl and a magic shell. M.P. Robertson weaves a wonderful tale of fantasy and excitement, with magical illustrations, capturing the wonder of a little boy's imaginary adventure.

About the Author

M P Robertson

Mark (M.P) Robertson was born in Parsons Green, London in 1965.

At an early age he moved to a dormitory town where he did his best to sleep through most of his education.

He narrowly managed to acquire the minimum number of 'O' levels to study graphic design at Hounslow Borough College.

After three years he left disillusioned, took a year to ponder his own navel, then returned to take a degree in illustration at Kingston polytechnic.

After leaving in 1988 he was amazed to find people willing to pay him money to do what he enjoyed. He has been capitalizing on this ever since.

His first picture book Seven Ways to Catch the Moon was published in 1999.

He currently lives in Bradford on Avon, near Bath, with his partner Sophy Williams (Also an illustrator) and two boys. He works in his garden shed where he worries about losing his hair.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 6


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Frances Lincoln Publishers

Publication date

1st May 2002




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