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Amanda Li - Author

About the Author

Amanda Li specialises in creating non-fiction, humour and activity titles for children and teenagers. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has learnt how to run a marathon in space, how to communicate with aliens and how to survive alone on a desert island. She hopes to use one of these skills in the future.

Amanda has worked for clients from The Imperial War Museum to The Scouts Association and has had more than seventy books published. She also works as a ghost writer and as a creative consultant, devising ideas for children's brands and licences.
Before becoming a freelance writer, Amanda studied illustration and design, then worked as a commissioning editor in children's publishing for many years. She lives in south-west London with her husband and two daughters.

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Adventures in Moominvalley

Adventures in Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Join Moomintroll, his family and their friends in beautiful Moominvalley, where everyone is welcome. Surprising things happen every day in Moominvalley - luckily the Moomin family and their friends embrace the unexpected with their characteristic humour, kindness and charm. This beautiful book contains nine exciting adventure stories - all closely based on the warm and whimsical Moomin world and characters created by the celebrated writer, artist and illustrator Tove Jansson. Presented in chronological order, each story in Adventures in Moominvalley is taken from an episode of the 3D animation series and set in the idyllic and peaceful valley where the round blue Moominhouse stands. The stories describe the adventures of Moomintroll, his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa and their eclectic and happy band of friends - Little My, Snufkin, Snorkmaiden, the hattifatteners and other famous characters from the classic stories. The stories in this collection will delight Moomin fans of all ages. In one story Moomintroll sails to the mysterious Hattifattener island and in another, he finds a tiny dragon. The Moomins temporarily move house, Snufkin composes a new spring tune and Moomintroll encounters the mysterious Groke.

Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook

Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook

Author: Amanda Li, Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Explore the magical world of Moominvalley in this essential handbook for Moomin fans of all ages - filled with fun facts and fascinating stories about the Moomins and their friends. Based on the acclaimed animated TV series Moominvalley, this guide is packed full of stunning colour illustrations closely based on Tove Jansson's classic paintings and drawings. Visit the Moomins in their round blue Moominhouse, take a tour of Moominvalley and join in on their astonishing adventures. Welcome to Moominvalley: The Handbook will tell you everything you need to know about the Moomins' history, their personalities, their quirks and their passions. Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide also explains the values that have made the Moomins so well-loved: their kindness and tolerance, their love of adventure, and their fondness for having fun.

Moominvalley: The Activity Book

Moominvalley: The Activity Book

Author: Amanda Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A fun and engaging activity book bursting with the creativity and magic of the Moomins, Moominvalley: The Activity Book is perfect for Moomin fans of all ages. Based on the Moominvalley TV animation series, this beautiful activity book is packed with almost 100 pages of mindful colouring, drawing, crafting inspiration and ideas as well as activities to encourage you to think in a different way. The book comes complete with over 100 stickers for you to decorate the book (and anything else you like), just as Moominmamma brightens up her flower beds. Some activities are straightforward (use your stickers to bring a Moomin underwater ocean scene to life), and some will help you to switch off (finish the fillyjonk's very precise wallpaper pattern); others will encourage you to go on a walk outside and write down (or draw) all the noises you heard. There are also instructions for simple crafting activities: creating art out of fallen leaves or making a spring crown worthy of Snorkmaiden. All the activities in this easy-to-use activity handbook will inspire creativity and encourage you to always see the beauty in the world around you - just as the Moomins do.

Adventures in Moominvalley

Adventures in Moominvalley

Author: Amanda Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Join Moomintroll, his family and their friends in beautiful Moominvalley - where everyone is welcome. Surprising things happen every day in Moominvalley - luckily the Moomin family and their friends embrace the unexpected with their characteristic humour, kindness and charm. This lavish gift book contains nine exciting adventure stories - all closely based on the warm and whimsical Moomin world and characters created by the celebrated writer, artist and illustrator Tove Jansson. Presented in chronological order, each story is taken from an animation episode and set in the idyllic and peaceful valley where the round blue Moominhouse stands, and where everyone is welcome. The stories describe the adventures of nine-year-old Moomintroll, his parents, Moominmamma and Moominpappa and their eclectic and happy band of friends - Little My, Snufkin, Snorkmaiden, the hattifatteners and other famous characters from the classic stories. The stories in this collection will delight Moomin fans of all ages. In one story Moomintroll sails to the mysterious Hattifattener island and in another, he finds a tiny dragon. The Moomins temporarily move house, Snufkin composes a new spring tune and Moomintroll encounters the mysterious Groke.

I'm Starting Nursery: A Princess Polly book

I'm Starting Nursery: A Princess Polly book

Author: Amanda Li Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Princess Polly: I'm Starting Nursery is a new interactive story starring the famous Princess Polly, part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series. Starting nursery is an exciting and anxious time for children and parents alike and this reassuring sound book is a fun way to prepare little ones for their own first day at nursery school. The simple text and colourful illustrations help children to understand what happens at nursery and reassure and motivate them about staying at nursery themselves. It covers visiting the nursery to look around, all the different activities to do there, going to the loo, having lunch and making new friends. Pressing the cheer button on every page is also a fun way to involve your child in the story!

I'm Starting Nursery: A Pirate Pete Book

I'm Starting Nursery: A Pirate Pete Book

Author: Amanda Li Format: Board book Release Date: 05/12/2014

Pirate Pete: I'm Starting Nursery is a new interactive story starring the famous Pirate Pete, part of Ladybird's best-selling Pirate Pete and Princess Polly series. Starting nursery is an exciting and anxious time for children and parents alike and this reassuring sound book is a fun way to prepare little ones for their own first day at nursery school. The simple text and colourful illustrations help children to understand what happens at nursery and reassure and motivate them about staying at nursery themselves. It covers visiting the nursery to look around, all the different activities to do there, going to the loo, having lunch and making new friends. Pressing the cheer button on every page is also a fun way to involve your child in the story!

Christmas Cracker Jokes

Christmas Cracker Jokes

Author: Amanda Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

A cracking collection of hilarious jokes to keep you chuckling not just during Christmas and the festive period, but the whole year round What do you call a boy trying to get the creases out of his clothes at the North Pole? Brrrr-ian! What goes Ho Ho Swoosh, Ho Ho Swoosh? Father Christmas in a revolving door! Waiter, waiter, my turkey has gone off. Which way did it go?

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