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Paola Escobar - Illustrator

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The Mapmakers

The Mapmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2022

Cordelia Hatmaker has saved England from war. She stopped Lord Whitloof's sinister plans, rescued the King and Princess, and restored the Makers Guild. But she still hasn't found her missing father. Ever since Cordelia discovered the hidden map in her father's telescope, she's been searching the streets of London by starlight, trying to uncover its secrets. She never expects to stumble upon a secret society of Mapmakers-or to learn that magic isn't limited to the few Maker families, but instead is all around, if you know where to look. But danger is lurking around every corner, and Cordelia must convince the rival Maker families to work together for once-not only to bring her father home, but to save the very essence of magic itself. . . . With exceptional and inventive storytelling and a lionhearted heroine, Tamzin Merchant once again draws readers into her captivating London and takes them on a breathless new adventure full of wildness, wit, warmth-and magic.

The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2022

The most important rule to follow when you hunt for hat ingredients is this: keep wildness in your wits and magic in your fingertips. In Cordelia's London, magic is real and is woven into objects created by the five Maker families: the Hatmakers, the Bootmakers, the Watchmakers, the Cloakmakers, and the Glovemakers. Growing up in her father Prospero's footsteps, eleven-year-old Cordelia Hatmaker has learned the family's ancient skills and secrets so she can one day make her own enchanted hats. When Prospero and his ship are lost at sea during an important ingredient expedition, her grief-stricken aunt and uncle must turn their attention toward fulfilling a decree to create a Peace Hat for the king. But Cordelia refuses to accept that her father is gone for good and desperately begins making plans to find him. Then, the Peace Hat is stolen-along with the Peace Boots, Watch, Cloak, and Gloves-and Cordelia realizes that there is a more menacing plot against the Makers' Guild, and that Prospero Hatmaker's disappearance may be connected. Cordelia must uncover the truth about who is behind the thefts if she is to save the Makers and find out what really happened to her father. Full of magic, surprise, and adventure, Tamzin Merchant's sparkling debut introduces a captivating heroine and her extraordinary world.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Author: Ursula Jones Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Once upon a time a baby princess was born. The kingdom's fairies blessed her with happiness, luck, cleverness, kindness and beauty . . . but one wicked fairy was angry at having been left out of the celebration and placed a wicked curse on the little princess. On her sixteenth birthday, the princess would prick her finger and fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years . . . until a handsome prince would wake her with true love's kiss. A magical, updated retelling of the classic fairy tale by award-winning author Ursula Jones, brought to life with glorious illustrations by Paola Escobar. A must-have for any child's library.

Love Is An Illustrated Exploration of God's Greatest Gift (Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Love Is An Illustrated Exploration of God's Greatest Gift (Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Author: Paola Escobar Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2021

Love is patient, love is kind. These familiar words from the Bible begin one of its most beloved and recognized passages. Love Is brings the text of 1 Corinthians 13 to life through an illustrative exploration of God's greatest gift to us. Critically acclaimed artist Paola Escobar delivers beautiful, nature-filled illustrations , reminding us that love is a constant positive force in the lives of those touched by it-from beginning to end, through good times and tough times. This beautiful, jacketed hardcover: Will appeal to parents and grandparents of children ages 4-8 Draws directly from the New International Reader's Version of the Holy Bible Features stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Paola Escobar Is perfect for gift-giving for Christmas, Valentine's Day and birthdays Is especially giftable for anniversaries, engagements or weddings Love Is shares imaginative, thought-provoking depictions of the concepts found in 1 Corinthians 13, presenting opportunities for thoughtful conversations about love, selflessness, service, humility, honor, self control, trust, hope and perseverance. Read this picture book aloud to someone you love ... over and over again.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Author: Ursula Jones Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Once upon a time a baby princess was born. The kingdom's fairies blessed her with happiness, luck, cleverness, kindness and beauty . . . but one wicked fairy was angry at having been left out of the celebration and placed a wicked curse on the little princess. On her sixteenth birthday, the princess would prick her finger and fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years . . . until a handsome prince would wake her with true love's kiss. A magical, updated retelling of the classic fairy tale by award-winning author Ursula Jones, brought to life with glorious illustrations by Paola Escobar. A must-have for any child's library.

The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. 'Wildly inventive . . . full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. I loved it' Catherine Doyle Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . . 'An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart' Anna James Featuring illustrations by Paola Escobar.

The Hatmakers

The Hatmakers

Author: Tamzin Merchant Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Enter a spellbinding world brimming with magic and wonder, perfect for fans of Nevermoor, A Pinch of Magic and Harry Potter. 'Wildly inventive . . . full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. I loved it' Catherine Doyle Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. But life as a magical milliner isn't without its difficulties . . . When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But her Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Even worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . . Beautifully illustrated throughout by Paola Escobar. 'Imaginative . . . entertaining, comical and breezy, and the settings are conjured in transporting detail' The Times 'An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart' Anna James 'Absolutely wonderful' Emma Carroll 'A cosy magical adventure peppered with charming detail' The Bookseller

Beswitched NE

Beswitched NE

Author: Kate Saunders Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of the teachers unbelievable. Her 21st century manners will not be tolerated at strict St Win's - how will she ever survive and find her way back to her own time? But there is a special reason why Flora has been summoned to the past. It involves the tempestuous girl who becomes her best friend...

Magicalamity NE

Magicalamity NE

Author: Kate Saunders Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents... From the author of BESWITCHEDOne of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time THE TIMES

The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid

The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid

Author: Louise O'Neill Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

30 years after Disney's The Little Mermaid movie was released, it's time for a feminist reimagining for a new generation. A masterpiece Marian Keyes A fierce torrent of a book, raging and forceful and gripping. I was swept away Kiran Millwood Hargrave Her prose cuts and rages and her vision of the Sea Witch is truly transformative The Observer. Think you know the story of the Little Mermaid? Think again... Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix NE

Author: Kate Saunders Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The exciting companion to THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP. A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire?

Show Stealer

Show Stealer

Author: Hayley Barker Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

The deadliest show on earth is ready for an encore... Hoshiko and Ben have been on the run since they burned Silvio Sabatini's circus down to the ground at the explosive finale of SHOW STOPPER. But Ben's mother will stop at nothing to track him down and get her revenge: backing him into a corner where he is forced to sacrifice himself to save Hoshiko. The deadliest show on earth has been resurrected and if Ben thought he'd seen into its dark corners as an outsider, the true extent of the horrors that lurk beneath the Big Top are about to be revealed as he becomes the circus' new star attraction...

The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid

The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid

Author: Louise O'Neill Illustrator: Paola Escobar Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS Think you know the story of The Little Mermaid? Think again... This is a book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding. Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans.

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