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Ruth Brown - Author

About the Author

Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.

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Other books by Ruth Brown

A Gallery of Cats

A Gallery of Cats

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Tom visits a very special exhibition where each picture features a cat. One by one, the cats all leap out and follow him, until a very large, scary cat makes them rush back to the safety of their frames. But these aren't just any cats or any pictures! Ruth Brown has created her own unique and amusing masterpieces in the style of twelve well known painters from around the world. Young children will enjoy discovering the pictures with Tom, watching the increasing number of cats following him around, and matching the cats with the pictures.

Princess Rashaah and Her Best Friend Jesus Christ

Princess Rashaah and Her Best Friend Jesus Christ

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2014

Imagine

Imagine

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Intended for young children, this book presents opposites in a clear and simple way, making the most of the old truth that one picture can tell a thousand words. Ruth Brown's luminous and famously painterly illustration perfectly balance the simple and rhythmic text.

Gracie the Lighthouse Cat

Gracie the Lighthouse Cat

Author: Ruth Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

One stormy night Grace, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time, the lighthouse cat, Gracie, discovers that one of her kittens has strayed. Grace and Gracie both hurry to the rescue, braving the rain and storm. Grace alerts her father and together they set out in the lifeboat to save the passengers. Meanwhile, Gracie ventures into the dark night and howling wind looking everywhere for her lost kitten.The dual stories-one told only in pictures, the other in both pictures and text-illustrate the bravery of two rescues in 1838, which saved thirteen people from a shipwreck and one poor kitten from a terrible storm.

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Over a hundred years ago, a faithful little dog called Bobby kept a fourteen-year vigil by his master's graveside in Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh. Bobby captured the hearts of the townsfolk and remains a legend still today.

Monkey's Friends

Monkey's Friends

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Monkey is going for a walk. Along the way he meets some friends. Can you guess who he will meet next? There might be some clues in the pictures!

Monkey's Friends

Monkey's Friends

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Monkey is going for a walk. Along the way he meets some friends. Can you guess who he will meet next? There might be some clues in the pictures!

Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat

Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

One stormy night Grace Darling, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time the lighthouse cat Gracie spots that a kitten from her new litter has strayed. Braving the rain and storm, Grace and Gracie both hurry to the rescue of the lost kitten and shipwrecked passengers.

Ten Seeds

Ten Seeds

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2010

If you plant ten seeds, what do you get? Follow nature's wonderful cycle in this engaging counting book with a difference!

Snail Trail

Snail Trail

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2010

Slimy Snail sets out on a trail. But where exactly does he go? Up a hill, over a bridge, down a slope . . . Things are not always as they seem in this delightful outdoor adventure by the acclaimed Ruth Brown.

Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat

Gracie, the Lighthouse Cat

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2010

One stormy night Grace Darling, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, spots a ship in trouble on the rocks. At the same time the lighthouse cat Gracie spots that a kitten from her new litter has strayed. Grace and Gracie both hurry to the rescue, braving the rain and storm. Grace alerts her father and together they take out the lifeboat; Gracie ventures into the dark night and howling wind looking and listening everywhere for her kitten.

The Big Sneeze

The Big Sneeze

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The farmer is snoozing on the hay in his barn, surrounded by his dozy animals, when the fly buzzing about lands on his nose! Of course he sneezes, which sets off a long chain of consequences, until finally the terrified donkey panics! It has been compared to the traditional rhyme, The House That Jack Built, and has the same satisfying cause and result domino effect!

Night-Time Tale

Night-Time Tale

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

The little one has had a bad dream. He dreamt he was lost in a dark forest, and found a house made of sweets. But before he could enjoy eating any, an old witch came and frightened him away. He ran straight into a girl in a red cloak, on her way to her grandmother's. But he took one look at the grandmother and was so frightened he ran away again, only to find himself at the base of a giant beanstalk. A giant tumbled down it, creating a huge hole in the ground, and the little one fell into the hole with a bump! And then he woke up. So he climbs in with Mama Bear, and goes back to sleep, much happier. But who is that climbing into his little bed? Could it be Goldilocks?

Ten Seeds

Ten Seeds

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2001

If you plant ten seeds, what do you get? Follow nature's wonderful cycle in this engaging counting book with a difference!

Toad

Toad

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/1999

Toad is a slimy, ugly creature, but he's happy to go about catching flies, crunching bugs and generally oozing in and out of marshy, smelly bogs. He is short-sighted, however, and one day when searching for yet more food he stumbles into the jaws of a passing monster.

A Dark Dark Tale

A Dark Dark Tale

Author: Ruth Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/1992

A picture-book in which children can follow the black cat's progress through the dark wood, into the mysterious castle, along the spooky staircases and corridors, to the unexpected discovery in the box at the back of the toy cupboard.

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