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Dawn Casey - Author

About the Author

Dawn Casey has always had a passion for traditional tales, which she feels are vital nourishment for children. In addition to writing, Dawn has worked in publishing and as a primary school teacher. She believes that passing on these stories is a great privilege, as well as a great pleasure.

Dawn lives in East Sussex, England with her husband and daughter.
The Great Race is her first project with Barefoot Books.

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Other books by Dawn Casey

Happy Stories for Nature Lovers

Happy Stories for Nature Lovers

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Domenique Serfontein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2022

This cheerful compendium of true, narrative non-fiction stories show that when we give it a little bit of space and maybe a gentle helping hand, nature comes bouncing back! From tiger numbers which are roaring back in India and Nepal following conservation efforts, to ecosystem restoration success stories such as the return of the grey wolves to Yellowstone National Park - the uplifting tales in Happy Stories for Nature Lovers show that there is hope for our precious planet. Many children and young people are very worried about the health of our planet and climate, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by bad environmental news. Happy Stories for Nature Lovers provides some light, showing that with the right approaches, we can help nature heal. The book is presented with beautiful artwork combined with reassuring narrative stories covering ecological successes such as: The removal of dams on the Rogue River, Oregon restored the wild salmon habitats, Humpback whale numbers are up to historic numbers after global whaling bans, The story of the Children's Forest, an project in England encouraging children to reforest their local areas. What You Can Do at the back of the book lets children know how the choices they make can help change the world, with information on wellbeing, looking after your space, working together, using your voice, buying less stuff and where our stuff comes from! The sweet and uplifting narrative retellings of these positive stories make the perfect bedtime read for eco-anxious kids, and provide parents with concrete examples to assuage worries about nature, the climate and the future. Ivy Kids brings you beautiful, sustainably printed books to rewild your child, nurture creativity, and foster a deep connection with the living world. Winner of the Sustainability Award at the Independent Publishers Awards 2022, Ivy Kids books are planet-friendly, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, locally to where they will be sold.

Little Bear An Inuit Folktale

Little Bear An Inuit Folktale

Author: Dawn Casey, Kelly Berthelsen Illustrator: Amanda Hall Format: Book Release Date: 15/12/2021

Winter Tales

Winter Tales

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Zanna Goldhawk Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

A treasury of stories celebrating the wonders of winter, and the qualities within that warm our hearts through the long cold. This stunning book brings together a selection of wintery tales from all over the world - from North America to Siberia, Scotland, France, Russia and Norway. Written by award-winning author Dawn Casey and with beautifully detailed artwork by illustrator Zanna Goldhawk, this is a magical book to be treasured for generations to come.

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine

Spin a Scarf of Sunshine

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Stila Lim Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Nari lives on a small farm with hens and bees and apple trees, and cares for a little lamb of her own. The seasons turn and Nari's lamb grows into a fine sheep with a fleece that is ready to shear. Nari and her family use traditional skills to transform the fleece into a cosy scarf, as they shear, spin, dye and knit. But as Nari grows older her beloved scarf becomes tattered -- it is ready to be recycled into compost for the farm with the help of some friendly worms. Spin a Scarf of Sunshine is a simple, lyrical story which encourages young children to engage with the wool cycle and understand the basics of traditional crafts of natural spinning, dyeing, knitting and gardening. The luminous illustrations of the natural world will inspire children and adults alike to explore the simple beauty around them and connect them to the idea of sustainable living and knowing where our clothing comes from.

My Nana's Garden

My Nana's Garden

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Jessica Courtney-Tickle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Grandmother's Garden is tangled with weeds, Wildflowers, says grandma, food for the bees. A little girl visits her grandmother in summer and winter, and together they explore the wonders of Grandmother's garden. One day, Grandmother isn't there anymore, but as winter gives way to spring, the girl learns that life goes on and so does the memory of those we love.

Apple Cake: A Gratitude

Apple Cake: A Gratitude

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Genevieve Godbout Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. / Thank you, farmers, / every one. In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special... a delicious apple cake! With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them - the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.

A Lullaby for Little One

A Lullaby for Little One

Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Charles Fuge Format: Board book Release Date: 02/03/2017

A beautifully lyrical lullaby illustrated by internationally acclaimed artist, Charles Fuge. At the end of a lovely day full of laughter and fun, there's time for just one last game for little Bunny and Big Daddy Rabbit. All their woodland friends join in, too - woo-hoo! - but when little Bunny gets tired of all the hullaballoo, Big Daddy Rabbit knows that a special lullaby for little one is exactly what's needed. Little ones won't be able to resist this perfect bedtime story, packed with cute and cuddlesome characters. The lyrical, lolloping rhyme builds to a crescendo and then sleepily slows down to bedtime making this the perfect goodnight lullaby. 'This heartwarming rhyming story is beautifully illustrated by Charles Fuge - with the huggiest and loveliest bunnies imaginable.' - BookTrust.

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