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Jim Helmore - Author

About the Author

Born in the west country, Jim now lives in London and works in the licensing industry. He has written several picture books, including the award winning Letterbox Lil and Stripy Horse series. In his spare time Jim loves to grow vegetables and this gave him the idea for a seriously splatty story: Oh No, Monster Tomato! RJ grew up in Leamington Spa before moving down to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth in Exeter and never went home again! After finishing his degree he stayed on to complete a P.hD. While working on his thesis he got a 'temporary job' in Exeter's Central Library and somehow found himself working there for more than ten years. When not at his desk he enjoys bobbing about in the sea, swimming in rivers, walking in woods, listening to audiobooks on the bus and stroking the cat. He now works full time as an author and illustrator.

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Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake? Find out in this moving, lyrical story of friendship and flight.

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake? Find out in this moving, lyrical story of friendship and flight.

The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmore and the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion. He's as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it's soon time for Caro to venture out on her own . . . With a slighty magical, classic feel and a lovely message, The Snow Lion is a story which will appeal to children and parents alike, and the beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure.

The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmore and the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion. He's as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it's soon time for Caro to venture out on her own . . . With a slighty magical, classic feel and a lovely message, The Snow Lion is a story which will appeal to children and parents alike, and the beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure.

Look Out, Stripy Horse!

Look Out, Stripy Horse!

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

In his second night-time adventure, Stripy Horse and the gang must restore order to the shop by catching a troop of mischievous jigsaw puzzle monkeys who have escaped from the Lion's trunk. They have turned Stripy Horse's world upside down, tied Hermann the draught-excluder in knots and mixed up poor Roly and Pitch the salt and pepper pots. But when Muriel the lampshade bird hatches an ingenious plan to bring an end to the anarchy, the animals may just be able to save the day and outsmart their feisty foes before day breaks and the shop opens again...

Who Are You, Stripy Horse?

Who Are You, Stripy Horse?

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2007

Who Are You, Stripy Horse? Is the first magical picture book about a soft toy and his friends by Jim Helmore and Karen Wall. In the tick-tock quiet, a shaft of moonlight tickles the nose of something sleeping. It's a stuffed, stripy horse. He twitches. Then an enormous dusty sneeze echoes round the room. He's awake. So begins this charming story, all about a forgotten toy who can't remember his name. He is befriended by Muriel (a hummingbird who flutters off the pattern on a lamp), Hermann (a daft draught excluder), and Roly and Pitch (penguin-shaped salt and pepper shakers). Together they embark on an adventure to meet Ming, a wise and ancient Chinese vase cat, who is the only person in the shop who might be able to tell him who he is. Thrills, spills, and some seriously silly situations await him on his adventure. One of the most charming picture book characters you'll ever meet, Stripy Horse gets up to all sorts of adventures with his friends. These night-time adventures make Stripy Horse the perfect fit for bedtime stories and children with vivid imaginations. Fans of Winnie-the-Pooh's gentle, whimsical humour will love the innocent adventures of Stripy Horse.

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