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Jonny Duddle - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Jonny Duddle lives in North Wales with his wife and young family. When he is not exploring forests and scrumping apples he is found sprawled across his studio floor, drawing and busily inventing worlds.

With his background in the computer games industry, Jonny is very skilled at character development; he initially works with pencil sketches and then draws and paints straight onto his computer using a Wacom tablet. His character designs were an integral part of the development work on Aardman's feature length Oscar Nominated animation The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

Having worked on a pirate ship (climbing up and down riggings), and as an art teacher in the middle of the Kalahari Dessert, it is no wonder that his work spans an exciting selection of projects including his own picture books The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (Templar) overall winner of the Waterstones Prize and shortlisted for; Sheffield Book Award, Specsavers National Book Awards and Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Jonny’s cover and inside artwork for Terry Pratchett’s bestseller, Nation, was shortlisted for Best Children's Illustrated Books at the English Association Book Awards.

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Other books by Jonny Duddle

The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fierce rats, hungry rats - it is an infestation! Just when everyone is at their wit's end, a nautical stranger who plays the pipe turns up and offers to get rid of the rodent problem - for a fee. Once that rats have gone, the greedy mayor refuses to pay - so the Pirate Piper plays an enchanted tune and leads the children away. It's up to Matilda, Jim and Nugget to save their friends. The fourth title in Jonny Duddle's bestselling Jolley-Rogers fiction series.

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - they are certain she cannot be trusted. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - she's definitely no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Packed full of pirate activities and colouring in, ranging from spot the difference to crosswords, with everyone's favourite characters including Captain Purplebeard, Jack, Mathilda and many more. Over 300 stickers to be used in the book, on your lunchbox, wherever you like. Cover flaps have Jonny Duddle's pirate characters that can be popped out, as well as a pull-out scene at the back of the book, allowing for another level of pirate fun. Word count - 1,200.

The Pirate Cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Board book Release Date: 08/09/2016

An old fiddler tells a pirate crew of an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once the motley men have set sail for the mysterious island, he also tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher! Eventually their greed overcomes their fear - when they arrive on the island, a hilarious fold-down flap reveals that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole crew! Now available in sturby board book format.

The Pirates Next Door

The Pirates Next Door

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Board book Release Date: 08/09/2016

Captain Duddle is the undisputed king of pirate picture books and the Jolley Rogers are unleashing merry mayhem on the poor, unsuspecting residents of sleepy seaside town Dull-on-Sea. With belly laughs throughout and lots of funny details to spot on each page, it's an absolute tricorn (that's a pirate hat, don't you know?) triumph. Now available in study board book format.

Will Gallows and the Wolfer's Deadly Magic

Will Gallows and the Wolfer's Deadly Magic

Author: Derek Keilty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Will Gallows is excited to finally be passing out as a fully qualified sky cavalryman - but it's not long before an old enemy crashes in to spoil the party. Faced with the evil cunning of Imelda, the savage wolfer he fought long before, Will must use every ounce of his courage and ingenuity to find out what she's up to . . . before things go up with a bang.

Alien Monster's Slimy Activity Book

Alien Monster's Slimy Activity Book

Author: Libby Hamilton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

The Pirates Next Door

The Pirates Next Door

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who're moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix up their ship, this unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda from next door decides to become friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (shown in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - an incredibly exciting new pen friend.

Monstrous Book of Monsters

Monstrous Book of Monsters

Author: Libby Hamilton Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/09/2011

Do you dare delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of monsters where nothing is as it seems? Dr Thomas Jelly has packed his notebook with nauseating novelties and foul facts to teach readers how to avoid monsters, to spot them in the news or on the street and give us all a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the end, readers learn that Dr Jelly has fallen foul of the infamous book monster - the readers themselves will be lucky to escape the same fate.

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Author: Jason Lethcoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Eleven-year-old Ben has joined the staff at the Wishworks Factory as Manager, Kids' Birthday Wishes. But a stupid mistake on his first job puts the Factory in danger from a very unlikely foe - his long lost cousin, Penelope Piff. Teaming up with Thornblood, the Curseworks' President, Penelope has her sights set on the magical Wishworks Factory...and this is one 'penny' who brings nothing but bad luck...

You Wish

You Wish

Author: Jason Lethcoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

When eleven-year-old Ben makes the ultimate birthday wish - the wish for unlimited wishes - he sends the magical realm of wishes and curses into chaos...for he has followed every rule of birthday wishing and made the most dangerous wish of all. Before long, Ben has been recruited by the Wishworks Factory to fight the evil henchmen of the Curseworks Factory - giving new credence to the old saying: Be careful what you wish for...

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