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David Litchfield - Illustrator

Featured books by David Litchfield

Space Tortoise

Space Tortoise

5+ readers

Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park. . there lived a little tortoise. But Tortoise is lonely. He's never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. That must be where the other tortoises are - at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them. But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey...  

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Other books by David Litchfield

A Shelter for Sadness

A Shelter for Sadness

Author: Anne Booth Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2022

Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadness and welcoming it inside. A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small, or be as big as it can be, where it can be noisy or quiet, or anything in between. The boy can visit the shelter whenever he needs to, every day, sometimes every hour, and the two of them will cry and talk or just sit, saying nothing. And the boy knows that one day Sadness may come out of the shelter, and together they will look out at the world, and see how beautiful it is. A poignant and heart-warming picture book exploring the importance of making space and time for our own griefs, small or large, sensitively visualized with David Litchfield's stunning illustration. Anne Booth was inspired to write this book by the words of Etty Hillesum, a Holocaust victim who wrote: 'Give your sorrow all the space and shelter in yourself that is its due, for if everyone bears grief honestly and courageously, the sorrow that now fills the world will abate. But if you do instead reserve most of the space inside you for hatred and thoughts of revenge-from which new sorrows will be born for others-then sorrow will never cease in this world. And if you have given sorrow the space it demands, then you may truly say: life is beautiful and so rich.' (Esther 'Etty' Hillesum (15 Jan 1914 - 30 Nov 1943)

Ocean! Waves for All

Ocean! Waves for All

Author: Stacy McAnulty Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Dude. Ocean is incredible. Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, Indian, Southern - it's all excellent Ocean! Not part of any nation, his waves are for all. And under those waves, man, he holds so many secrets. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Ocean in this next 'autobiography' in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by David Litchfield, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years; Sun! One in a Billion; and Moon! Earth's Best Friend.

War is Over

War is Over

Author: David Almond Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, which commemorates the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. I am just a child, says John. How can I be at war? It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France. His mum works in the munitions factory just along the road. His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany. One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace. Gorgeously illustrated by David Litchfield, this is a book to treasure.

When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

Author: Andy Stanton Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present. There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are. When I Was a Child brings together two of the most exciting talents in children's books - Andy Stanton, the bestselling author of Mr Gum, and David Litchfield, the award-winning creator of The Bear and The Piano. 'Dazzles from cover to cover' Observer

War is Over

War is Over

Author: David Almond Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, which commemorates the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. I am just a child, says John. How can I be at war? It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France. His mum works in the munitions factory just along the road. His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany. One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace. Gorgeously illustrated by David Litchfield, this is a book to treasure.

The Spectacular City

The Spectacular City

Author: Teresa Heapy Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2018

I've got you, and you've got me - so we'll be all right . . . One day, adventurous Mouse determines to set off to the bright lights of the spectacular city, accompanied by his friend Bear. But the city is full of distractions and dangers, and Mouse might need his steadfast friend more than he realises . . . A follow-up to The Marvellous Moon Map, this is Teresa and David's second lyrical and atmospheric tale of Mouse, Bear, and their touching friendship.

The Marvellous Moon Map

The Marvellous Moon Map

Author: Teresa Heapy, David Litchfield Illustrator: David Litchfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

I've got you, and you've got me - so we'll be all right . . . One day, adventurous Mouse sets off to find the moon with his Marvellous Moon Map, leaving his worried friend Bear behind. But as the Woods get darker, and the weather gets worse, Mouse soon realizes that he needs more than just the Moon Map to find his way . . . An emotional and atmospheric tale of true friendship, beautifully told by Teresa Heapy with stunning illustrations from Waterstones-Prizewinning David Litchfield

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