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Joel Stewart was brought up in a commune in the wilds of Yorkshire. From an early age he was knocked sideways by stories, and invariably lay on the floor drawing pictures to recover. Later, in the year 2000, he graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Falmouth College of Art. Ever since graduating (and slightly before) he has been writing and drawing for a living, and has recently moved into animation design and directing for television (while not forgetting books!). He also plays a variety of musical instruments and lives with them and some fish in London. Read about his book here. Read a Q&A with the author here.
Rex’s best friend Daisy is wild about dinosaurs, with dinosaur pyjamas and dinosaur slippers, and a roaring dinosaur toy. Rex often plays dino-dress up with Daisy, he’s a very accommodating friend! But after the two of them discover tiny dinosaurs under the hedge, Rex convinces himself that Daisy doesn’t need him anymore and decides to leave home. Small children will understand his uncertainty, and the story offers lots of opportunity to talk about change, and about the nature of friendship. Rex is a very appealing little character and Joel Stewart’s illustrations are full of charm. ~ Andrea Reece
In addition to the famous 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, this volume contains the celebrated stage version on which Peter and Wendy is based, as well as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. This edition is illustrated by Joel Stewart. Alma Books is an independent publisher mainly in the field of contempory fiction and classics. Around 40% of their titles are from English-language originals while the rest are translations from French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and other languages. Alma Books have just launched a series of children's and young-adult titles, and promise a selection of great international authors and new talent. Their launch titles include - Alistair Grim's Odditorium by Gregory FunaroGabriel-Ernest and Other Tales by Saki Madame Tussaud's Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui The Selfish Giant and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde The Complete Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie Did you ever wonder how Peter & the Lost Boys got to Neverland? In Oct 15 Warner Bros releases Pan, a movie imagining of Peter, spirited away from an orphanage to the magical Neverland. Visit www.panmovie.com for movie news, downloads and games.
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how can she match the emperor's mighty power? In The Magic Paintbrush, Julia Donaldson's brilliant verse combines with beautiful illustrations from Joel Stewart, creator of The Adventures Abney and Teal, to bring vibrant life to a traditional tale of how a little girl's integrity can withstand the corruption of power and greed. This edition features a stunning redesigned cover, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson fans - big and small!
The best-loved tales by master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen are elegantly retold in this beautifully illustrated edition. Hans Christian Andersen’s stories encompass a wide range of emotions from the pathos of stories such as The Ugly Duckling and The Little Match Girl to the sheer entertainment of The Princess and the Pea or The Emperor’s New Clothes. Joel Stewart’s illustrations capture both the humour and the dark elements of the stories.This title is part of the Walker Illustrated Classics, a new series which brings together some of the best-loved stories ever told, illustrated by some of today's finest artists. These exquisitely designed books, with their magnificent words and glorious pictures, are a pleasure to read - and re-read. The classics have never looked so good. To see more Illustrated Classics click here to go to the Classics section, then click the Illustrated tab.
Thumbelina, The Nightingale, The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea, are all here in a wonderful collection of stories written by Hans Christian Anderson. Some of the stories are very moralistic, yet retain a mischievous sense of humour. Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales are incomparable. They have a level of depth absent in any other collection of fairy tales. Why Sally Grindley, December 2010 Guest Editor, has chosen this book: "I remember wanting to read these over and over again – still do, now that I’ve delved into them in order to write this piece. Hans Andersen was the master of the fairy tale form, and the range of his work is staggering. The tales abound with universal themes and deep intuitions. Many find their way into the hands of very young children as picture books, such as The Ugly Duckling and The Princess and the Pea, others are very much part of collections that are read and loved by older children. My personal favourite is The Little Match Girl, where horror and beauty are so stunningly juxtaposed."
With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village. When the evil emperor commands Shen to paint gold for him, she is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor. In The Magic Paintbrush, Julia Donaldson's vibrant verse and Joel Stewart's beautiful illustrations bring fresh life to a traditional tale of how a little girl's integrity can withstand the corruption of power and greed.
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