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David Litchfield - Author

About the Author

David Litchfield first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America. The Bear and the Piano was his first picture book. David lives in Bedford with his family.

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Other books by David Litchfield

Lights on Cotton Rock

Lights on Cotton Rock

Author: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

An out-of-this-world picture book from David Litchfield, the best-selling author of The Bear and the Piano and Grandad's Secret Giant. ***** Stunning images with a powerful message ***** Magical, heartwarming and imaginative! ***** Another amazing story by David Litchfield Heather is a little girl who wants to go to Outer Space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a spaceship lands at Cotton Rock, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon the alien has to leave. Will the spaceship ever come back? And if it does, is Heather ready to leave everything on Earth behind? This beautiful story for ages 4-7 about family and dreams travels through space and time to show us that what we are looking for might be closer than we think. David Litchfield is the author of best-selling books including The Bear and the Piano, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category in 2016 and has sold over 80,000 copies in the UK. Don't miss his other books: Grandad's Secret Giant and The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle.

Lights on Cotton Rock

Lights on Cotton Rock

Author: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

An out-of-this-world picture book from David Litchfield, the best-selling author of The Bear and the Piano and Grandad's Secret Giant. ***** Stunning images with a powerful message ***** Magical, heartwarming and imaginative! ***** Another amazing story by David Litchfield Heather is a little girl who wants to go to Outer Space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a spaceship lands at Cotton Rock, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon the alien has to leave. Will the spaceship ever come back? And if it does, is Heather ready to leave everything on Earth behind? This beautiful story for ages 4-7 about family and dreams travels through space and time to show us that what we are looking for might be closer than we think. David Litchfield is the author of best-selling books including The Bear and the Piano, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category in 2016 and has sold over 80,000 copies in the UK. Don't miss his other books: Grandad's Secret Giant and The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle.

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

Author: David Litchfield Format: Board book Release Date: 04/03/2019

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. This best-selling tale of exploration and belonging, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016, Illustrated Book Category, is now available in board book.

The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

Author: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

'Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist' - DAILY MAIL Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear's Big Band, Hector's jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.

The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle

Author: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2018

'Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist' - DAILY MAIL Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear's Big Band, Hector's jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.

The Bear and the Piano Sound Book

The Bear and the Piano Sound Book

Author: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Hear the best-selling book The Bear and the Piano come to life with this special gift-edition sound book. One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and daughter who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind in the woods. Enjoy this moving tale of exploration and belonging from a prize-winning author-illustrator, now brought to life with real piano sounds that tie in with the story.

Grandad's Secret Giant

Grandad's Secret Giant

Author: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

'Funny, touching and visually stunning, this really is a book to treasure.' Daily Mail A GIANT story of belonging and friendship from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones Illustrated Book Prize 2016 winner The Bear and the Piano. He has hands the size of tables, Grandad said, legs as long as drainpipes and feet as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean? Yes, sighed Billy. The Secret Giant. But he's not real! Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. He knows that a giant is too big to keep himself hidden. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long... This delightful heartfelt story of belonging and friendship teaches the importance of tolerance and acceptance to young children.

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

Author: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2016

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

Author: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.

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