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Karl James Mountford - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Karl was born in Germany and grew up in various places around the UK. Karl now lives in beautiful Carmarthen, in Wales, and works as an illustrator making picture books and screen prints, always leaving a paper trail of sketches and drawings wherever he goes.

Featured books by Karl James Mountford

Other books by Karl James Mountford

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates. This does not bother her much: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and has spent a pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons. Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions for Bronte in their will. (Instructions that, annoyingly, have been reinforced with faery cross-stitch, which means that if she doesn't complete them, terrible things could happen) She must travel the kingdoms alone, delivering gifts to ten other aunts: a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard, a veterinarian aunt who specializes in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship, and a former rock star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. But as she travels from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure; though little does she suspect that she will have to play such a big part in the extraordinary events that follow.

The Space Train

The Space Train

Author: Maudie Powell-Tuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Jakob has found the long-lost SPACE TRAIN! But it's old, battered and broken. With the help of Granny and Derek the robot chicken, can Jakob fix the train? A stunning intergalactic adventure, packed with out-of-this world illustrations from the talented Karl James Mountford (The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth, Last Stop on the Reindeer Express)!

Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker

Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

One magical Christmas night, a little girl's Nutcracker doll comes to life! Peep through the pages to follow their adventures in this enchanting book, with delicate cutaways, flaps to lift and stunning illustrations from Karl James Mountford. A beautiful way to introduce children to the classic fairytale.

The Frozen Telescope

The Frozen Telescope

Author: Jennifer Bell, Karl James Mountford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

After the thrilling events which concluded The Smoking Hourglass, Ivy, Seb and Valian think they've vanquished their enemies, and those of Lundinor, forever. It turns out their adventure was only just beginning . . . Ivy and Seb can't wait to join Valian for their first ever overseas uncommon adventure - they're meeting in Nubrook, the completely astonishing and totally-different-to-Ludinor trading market hidden underneath New York. But there's no time to enjoy looking round all the incredible sights - they're on a mission to find Valian's long-lost sister, Rosie. But it seems they're not the only ones looking for her. Once again the Dirge rear their terrifying heads, and it appears they're after not only Rosie, but another enormously powerful Great Uncommon Good object. But what do they want it for? And can Ivy, Seb and Valian stop them from finding it?

Maurice the Unbeastly

Maurice the Unbeastly

Author: Amy Dixon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Beasts roar! Beasts destroy! But not Maurice. This photogenic little beastie has a melodious voice, enjoys kale and is oh-so terribly neat and polite. So his concerned Mama and Papa send him to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts to learn how to behave improperly. Will Maurice master growling, scowling, snarling and howling? Or will he prove that being a different kind of beast is a good thing after all?

Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

Author: Maudie Powell-Tuck Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Mia misses her Daddy. Without him, Christmas has lost its magic. But when Mia discovers a world within a mysterious post box, she is whisked away on a truly wonderful adventure over sparkling seas and streets of paper stars. But what will Mia find at the end of her journey? A magical tale of love and adventure, brought to life by peep-through pages, lift-the-flaps and breath-taking illustrations from Karl James Mountford (The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth).

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

Author: Ellie Hattie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Look out! There's a mammoth on the loose! Follow Oscar through a magical museum of curious creatures to find the mammoth before the clock strikes one! Is he munching sandwiches with Diplodocus Dave in the Dinosaur room? Or joining an aerobics class with the Extinct and Endangered Species? The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth is a riotous adventure, packed with fascinating facts and lift-the-flap fun. With stunning illustrations from Karl James Mountford, this brilliantly interactive book brings museums to life!

The Smoking Hourglass

The Smoking Hourglass

Author: Jennifer Bell, Karl James Mountford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Following Ivy Sparrow's discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass. As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city's enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms - but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend - and some exceptional uncommon objects - can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge's plans?

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

Author: Ellie Hattie Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Look out! There's a mammoth on the loose! Follow Oscar through a magical museum of curious creatures to find the mammoth before the clock strikes one! Is he munching sandwiches with Diplodocus Dave in the Dinosaur room? Or joining an aerobics class with the Extinct and Endangered Species? The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth is a riotous adventure, packed with fascinating facts and lift-the-flap fun. With stunning illustrations from Karl James Mountford, this brilliantly interactive book brings museums to life!

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 24/10/2016

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