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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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The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert

The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert

Author: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

The third and final book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 The Daily Mail - 'Litchfield's use of light is unequalled and this is a triumphant last movement in a great symphony.' You probably remember the story of the bear who found the piano in the woods and grew up to become a huge star. He played his music in front of millions of adoring fans and all of his wildest dreams came true. But now, the audiences are smaller, the pianos less grand, and the applause is dying away. So Bear decides to retire. Back in the woods, he is sad that his dream is over but he soon has something to distract him: Little Bear! When Little Bear stumbles upon his piano in the woods, she can't believe it when her father says that no one wants to hear his music anymore. So she comes up with a plan to prove him wrong. The final book in the award-winning, best-selling trilogy shows that while fame and fortune might be temporary, the best songs stay in your heart forever. **Don't miss David Litchfield's other books: The Bear and the Piano (1) The Bear, the Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle (2) The Bear, the Piano, and Little Bear's Concert (3) Grandad's Secret Giant Lights on Cotton Rock

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 120,000 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 120,000 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

Share The Bear and the Piano with even the youngest children using this special board book edition. The first book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 Over 120,000 copies have been sold of The Bear and the Piano in the UK. 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 Bookseller - 'Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and a personal favourite. Now in board format.' **Don't miss David Litchfield's other books: The Bear and the Piano [1] The Bear, the Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle [2] The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert [3] Grandad's Secret Giant Lights on Cotton Rock

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

The second book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 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. BBC Music Magazine - 'Litchfield's warm, richly coloured images are filled with gentle humour, while he packs plenty of emotion and nuance into his succinct text- and music as a starring role.' The Daily Mail - 'Litchfield's stunning illustrations conjure up the twinkling lights and sombre shadows of New Orleans, beautifully reflecting the joy and melancholy that offset each other in this touching story. Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist.' The Daily Mail, 'Best Christmas Books' - 'Loyalty and friendship underpin this touching story from the wonderful David Litchfield...Litchfield's captivating rendition of New Orleans' lights and sombre shadows reflects joy and melancholy to stunning effect.' The Bookseller, 'Editor's Choice' - 'A big-hearted sequel starring a new cast of animals musicians...this captures all the warmth and charm of the original, with show stopping cityscapes and heartfelt emotion.' The Bookseller, 'Season's Highlights' - 'Completely charming tale of friendship and music.' **Don't miss David Litchfield's other books: The Bear and the Piano [1] The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle [2] The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert [3] Grandad's Secret Giant Lights on Cotton Rock

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

The second book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy. The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016 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. BBC Music Magazine - 'Litchfield's warm, richly coloured images are filled with gentle humour, while he packs plenty of emotion and nuance into his succinct text- and music as a starring role.' The Daily Mail - 'Litchfield's stunning illustrations conjure up the twinkling lights and sombre shadows of New Orleans, beautifully reflecting the joy and melancholy that offset each other in this touching story. Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist.' The Daily Mail, 'Best Christmas Books' - 'Loyalty and friendship underpin this touching story from the wonderful David Litchfield...Litchfield's captivating rendition of New Orleans' lights and sombre shadows reflects joy and melancholy to stunning effect.' The Bookseller, 'Editor's Choice' - 'A big-hearted sequel starring a new cast of animals musicians...this captures all the warmth and charm of the original, with show stopping cityscapes and heartfelt emotion.' The Bookseller, 'Season's Highlights' - 'Completely charming tale of friendship and music.' **Don't miss David Litchfield's other books: The Bear and the Piano [1] The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle [2] The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert [3] Grandad's Secret Giant Lights on Cotton Rock

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