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Adam Stower - Author

About the Author

Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He was born in England and grew up in a village at the edge of Lake Zurich after his family moved to Switzerland. Adam has loved drawing for as long as he can remember. He achieved a first-class honours degree in Illustration from Norwich School of Art, followed by a master’s degree in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton. 

Adam has illustrated sixteen picture books to date, seven of which he wrote himself. He has also illustrated many chapter books for children both here and in the US.

His books have received international acclaim, winning prizes at home and abroad, including the Red House Book Award for Bottom’s Up! (Author – Jeanne Willis) 2010 and the Wanda Gag Read-Aloud Book Award (US) for Silly Doggy! 2013.

Adam’s publishers include David Fickling Books, Puffin, Templar Publishing, Bloomsbury, Faber and Faber, Random House, Scholastic (US), Alison Green Books and Candlewick (US) and his books are translated into many languages around the world.

Aside from his work for children’s fiction, Adam also does regular editorial and advertising illustration work. Adam often visits schools, libraries and festivals at home and abroad where he entertains children and adults alike with readings from his books and live-drawing demonstrations.

Much of King Coo was inspired by Adam’s memories of playing in the woods at the back of his home with his brother, Matt, and of the time he spent at a 462-year-old boarding school in north Norfolk.

Adam lives in Brighton, with his wife, his daughter and a cat called Murray.

Author photo © Paul Winter

Featured books by Adam Stower

Other books by Adam Stower

Grumbug

Grumbug

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Oliver and his best friend Troll run a cafe in the woods. They make the BEST cakes - their troll customers would much rather eat cakes than children! One particularly busy day in the cafe, Oliver's sister Dolly disappears, so Oliver and Troll set off to find her. Their search takes them up Munch Mountain, where the biggest, meanest and grumpiest troll in the world lives. Oliver doesn't believe all the scary rumours, but Troll's not so sure . . .

Grumbug

Grumbug

Author: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Oliver and his best friend Troll run a cafe in the woods. They make the BEST cakes - their troll customers would much rather eat cakes than children! One particularly busy day in the cafe, Oliver's sister Dolly disappears, so Oliver and Troll set off to find her. Their search takes them up Munch Mountain, where the biggest, meanest and grumpiest troll in the world lives. Oliver doesn't believe all the scary rumours, but Troll's not so sure . . .

Pictura: DINOSAURS

Pictura: DINOSAURS

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white artworks to collect and colour for all ages. This incredible scene of dinosaurs playing and their prehistoric world features all the favourites including Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, Oviraptor, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Pterodactyl and, of course, the mighty T-Rex. With interesting facts and a drawing exercise on the back.

Troll and the Oliver

Troll and the Oliver

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Every day, Oliver goes to the shops and every day Troll tries to eat him. But Troll finds catching an Oliver is very tricky - he's too fast, too sneaky and too plain clever! It is only when it looks like Troll has given up and Oliver celebrates winning that... CHOMP! He gets eaten! Unfortunately for Troll, but fortunately for olivers everywhere, olivers don't taste very nice. So he spits him out and discovers that this Oliver is an excellent baker - and ALL trolls love cakes!

Troll and the Oliver

Troll and the Oliver

Author: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Every day, Oliver goes to the shops and every day the troll tries to eat him. Luckily Oliver is too fast, too sneaky, or just too plain clever to be caught. But when things get quiet, and Oliver thinks he has won - CHOMP! He gets eaten! Unfortunately for the troll, Olivers don't taste very nice. So he spits him out and discovers that Oliver has been buying ingredients to make cakes - and trolls LOVE cakes!

Naughty Kitty!

Naughty Kitty!

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

In this hilarious sequel to the popular Silly Doggy! we meet Lily again just as her mum finally agrees to buy her a pet - but it's not a doggy, it's a kitten. When things start to go wrong around the house, Lily is quick to blame her new little furry friend, but doesn't notice the much bigger and more dangerous feline that has taken up residence - a huge tiger!

Naughty Kitty

Naughty Kitty

Author: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2012

In this hilarious sequel to the popular Silly Doggy! we meet Lily again just as her mum finally agrees to buy her a pet - but it's not a doggy, it's a kitten! When things start to go wrong around the house, Lily is quick to blame her new little furry friend, but doesn't notice the much bigger and more dangerous feline that has taken up residence - a huge tiger.

Silly Doggy!

Silly Doggy!

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

When Lily looks out of her bedroom window, she gets the best surprise ever - a doggy! But this is no ordinary doggy, this is an enormous bear escaped from the local zoo. Lily is delighted with her new 'canine' friend and she and Doggy have a fantastic day - told through a 'lost doggy' poster Lily has made. Unfortunately the zookeeper recognises his lost bear from the poster and comes to reclaim him. Luckily for pet lover Lily, the next day brings another fantastic surprise at the bottom of her garden!

Silly Doggy

Silly Doggy

Author: Adam Stower Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Charming, funny, beautifully illustrated this is an hilarious picture book that will resonate with dog lovers, both adults and children, as they read it together. It is full of visual jokes and it comes complete with a fold-out poster When Lily looks out of her bedroom window, she gets the best surprise ever - a doggy! But this is no normal doggy, this is actually an escaped bear. Lily's adventure with doggy is told through a poster Lily has made, advertising that she's found a lost dog. Sadly a zookeeper comes to collect Doggy. But the next day, Lily has another fantastic surprise and Lily's sadness turns to joy as she sees'kitty' an escaped tiger in her garden.

Slam!

Slam!

Author: Adam Stower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2005

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