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Helen Hancocks - Author

About the Author

Helen Hancocks graduated in 2011 with a frst class degree in illustration with animation from Manchester School of Art. She is the best-selling author/illustrator of William and the Missing Masterpiece, William Heads to Hollywood, and Penguin in Peril. For Frances Lincoln Children’s Books she illustrated How to Look After Your Human – A Dog’s Guide by Maggie Mayhem with help from Kim Sears. Helen’s illustratoins are a mixture of crayon, watercolour, ink and pen, combined digitally.

Featured books by Helen Hancocks

Other books by Helen Hancocks

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Why Do We Wear Clothes?

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Do you know why a chef's hat has 100 pleats? Or how many ways there are to tie a tie? Packed full of whacky facts and stunning clothes from designers and cultures around the world, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever wondered why we wear the clothes we do.

Ella Queen of Jazz

Ella Queen of Jazz

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2018

Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play... and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help. This is the incredible true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born - and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity. An inspiring story, strikingly illustrated, about the unlikely friendship between two celebrated female icons of America's golden age.

William Heads to Hollywood

William Heads to Hollywood

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A glorious sequel to William and the Missing Masterpiece! Someone has stolen the Gold Cuckoo Awards from the famous Cuckoo film studios, and only William is debonair enough to schmooze the stars and learn who the culprit is. But every cat has his own feline fatale to contend with, and our hero is no exception... Mischief, glamour and romance await in William Heads to Hollywood!

William and the Missing Masterpiece

William and the Missing Masterpiece

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

William and the Missing Masterpiece

William and the Missing Masterpiece

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Handsome cat William finds himself at the centre of mysterious case when famous masterpiece The Mona Cheesa is stolen from a Parisian gallery. Who could be responsible for the theft? Can William put the mysterious clues together in time? Fans of Helen Hancocks' Penguin in Peril won't be disappointed with this hilarious tale of cat and mouse.

Penguin in Peril

Penguin in Peril

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2013

With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats formulate a brilliant plan to steal a penguin to catch fish for them. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape from his feline foes, becoming mistaken for a nun and a waiter, before finding his way safely home to his aquarium. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and are sent to jail - for a lifetime of gruel. Deftly told and beautifully illustrated, this amusing tale will have little ones and grown-ups giggling from beginning to end.

Penguin In Peril

Penguin In Peril

Author: Helen Hancocks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

With bare cupboards and hungry bellies, three cats formulate a brilliant plan to steal a penguin to catch fish for them. A hilarious sequence of events unfolds as the penguin makes his escape from his feline foes, becoming mistaken for a nun and a waiter, before finding his way safely home to his aquarium. Meanwhile, the cats are caught for their crime and are sent to jail - for a lifetime of gruel. Deftly told and beautifully illustrated, this amusing tale will have little ones and grown-ups giggling from beginning to end.

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