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Illustrated BySimon Prescott
PublisherLittle Tiger Press an imprint of Magi Publications
Publication date2nd August 2010
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On a Dark, Dark Night
Written by: Simon Prescott
Illustrated by: Simon Prescott
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A very simple story told with few words but wonderful images where shadows and dark shapes leap off the page as the mouse runs through the dark wood and into the streets, then into a house, down some dark, dark stairs to find something… but what? It’s a beautifully illustrated, atmospheric twist on a familiar tale with a charming surprise ending.
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SynopsisOn a Dark, Dark Night by Simon Prescott
In a dark, dark wood, there was a dark, dark path . . . Along the dark, dark path, there was a dark, dark town . . .
As Mouse runs through the moonlit town towards a big, dark house, all around him there are strange shapes and shadows, just waiting to jump out . . .
Click here to see Small Mouse Big City, also by Simon Prescott.
About The Author
Simon Prescott first realised he had a talent for drawing when one of his masterpieces was exhibited on the 80s children’s TV classic, Wacaday. Since then he has honed his skills at the Norwich School of Art, achieving a BA in Graphic Design, and gained an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Born in Aylesbury, now living in Cambridge, Simon also spent two years hunting Moomins in Finland. In 2009 Simon was shortlisted in the Best New Illustrator category at the Booktrust Early Years Awards.
Simon Prescott on Simon Prescott:
I’m a Cambridge based Artist, illustrator and published children’s book author.
I have been exhibiting my work since 2004 and have been freelance since 2007. After finishing my BA in Graphic design, in 2003, I moved to live in Finland for a few years. In 2005 I returned to the U.K. to undertake an MA in children’s book illustration. Following completion of the course in early 2007, I am now a published author/illustrator with my first book published in 2009.
Primarily seeing myself as a draftsman and painter. My work is mainly figurative and has strong narrative and humoristic elements. Also I’m interested in playing with light/shadow and perspective to create a sense of atmosphere and drama in my work.
Some of my influences include Ronald Searle, Heath-Robinson, Jan Svenkmeyer, the impressionists, retro cartoons, toys and comics. I take Reference and Inspiration when making an image from many sources; film/animation, music, nature documentaries, even the street where I live.
I use a variety of mediums; Acrylic on canvas, watercolour, chalk/charcoal, lino printing, pen and ink and mixed media.
Previous commissions have included Picture Books, CD covers, information posters, educational materials, greetings cards, caricatures, portraits and Storyboard/character design.
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