DFC Library: Vern & Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre


DFC Library: Vern & Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre

Welcome to Pickle Rye, home of best friends Lettuce the rabbit and Vern the sheep. Join them for baking, birthdays, bunny-sitting and a quest for fame in the big city! Vern and Lettuce reach for the stars, but danger is lurking just beneath their feet...Furry escapades from the DFC Library - now in a convenient paperback format!


It's all very charming without ever going anywhere near twee -- Philip Reeve The Solitary Bee A great introduction to comics for young readers. The style is clear and easy to follow for those not used to comic format, and the humorous stories will entertain the young readers and have them hooked Library Mice Unlike some books in this genre, the appeal of this book is not purely aesthetic as Sarah McIntyre also possesses a great deal of skill with words; her chuckle-inducing writing fits the images perfectly and makes this a book that will put a smile on the face of all its readers, from young children to grumpy old men and women Book Zone for Boys Enough twists and turns to keep adults interested. Writer/artist Sarah McIntyre has created a witty and delightful series-the stories engaging and cute without being saccharine and the artwork clear and appealing-that's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face Bear Alley This simple and delightful story of best friends Vern the sheep and Lettuce the rabbit is perhaps the DFC title that will most inspire readers to get drawing. Sarah McIntyre's style is easy for readers to copy and the story is simply told, with a balance of heart-warming moments and well-timed gags Armadillo Magazine

About the Author

Sarah McIntyre

Sarah first captivated young readers and revolted parents with her illustrations to Morris the Mankiest Monster, a story by Giles Andreae which defied all expectations after 12 years of being turned down by 15 editors and refused by 10 publishers. She then turned her picture book skills to making comics and charmed both children and adults with the madcap antics of best friends Vern and Lettuce, a sheep and a rabbit who live in a tower block in a neighbourhood very much like Sarah's own patch in south London.

While Sarah is currently crafting several picture books with David Fickling Books, she loves being part of the small-press comics scene, where she gets to see fresh material being assembled by people with only a printer and a stapler. She would love to see more children self-publishing their own comics this way.
Mixing with other comics creators gives a tremendous boost to Sarah's work, and she's very proud to have been a member of the original team that created the DFC, a weekly comics magazine. In that hugely talented group, she met some of her best friends... and some of them weren't even imaginary.

She now shares a studio with three friends in an old police station in Deptford, south London (complete with cells!). They call it The Fleece Station, since the original three members all met while drawing comics about sheep.

Sarah has joined forces with storyteller Philip Reeve to create a fantastic new adventure story, Oliver and the Seawigs, about a boy called Oliver, who is searching for his missing parents. Sarah's stunning illustrations bring this quirky adventure to life..."you could happily get lost for hours in one Sarah’s pictures – of underwater worlds and amazing creatures." Click here to see a video of Sarah talking about this new collaboration.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

1st August 2013



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