Highlights 2019
Highlights 2019

Merry Christmas everyone, and a very happy new year! Here are some of our publishing highlights for 2019.

I’m pleased to report that The Hug did just as we and Faber hoped, and as it deserved to do, selling well over 20,000 copies here and in 20 languages around the world, and being picked up by a major department store chain in the US. Better still, after 2 years of head-scratching, Eoin has finally cracked the sequel! Finding another pair of unexpectedly symbiotic animals to meet in the middle of a book isn’t as easy as it sounds. Also, watch out for Tortoise and Hedgehog taking to the stage next year, with Long Nose Puppets.

Sean Taylor collaborated with naturalist (and neighbour) Alex Morss on a beautiful narrative non-fiction book for Quarto’s Words and Pictures, Winter Sleep. Cinyee Chiu made something really special with the artwork, and the book sold out soon after publication, both here and in the US. Also with Quarto, Dawn Casey’s Apple Cake, sumptuously illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, hit just the right spot for Thanksgiving across the pond, and has been reprinting for Frances Lincoln.

The Wonderbird, David Lucas’ musing on togetherness and the transcendent for Orchard, was launched in three forms, as a book, a set of high-end fabric designs, and as a children’s cantata set to music and performed at James Allen Girls’ School in Dulwich, by well north of a hundred children – an extraordinary experience, for which we have Peter Gritton, composer and teacher, to thank.

One day previously, Susannah Lloyd’s ferocious debut, The Terribly Friendly Fox with Ellie Snowdon, was launched at Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End – a really special debut for Susie, who read the book to a captivated crowd of kids with real flair. Thanks too to Pickled Pepper for launching Emer Stamp’s Daddy Fartypants back in February. The co-ordinated, carefully conducted, crowd-sourced fart noises will live long in the memory.

And finally, Sue Cheung’s Chinglish. Sue has been such an excellent advocate for it on radio and on TV and in the newspapers. Coverage was amazing, and sales have been excellent. But it’s the responses from readers all over the world that have really made it all so very worth while.

Do click on 2020 for our highlights for the year to come.

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HIGHLIGHTS 2019

Merry Christmas everyone, and a very happy new year! Here are some of our publishing highlights for 2019.

I’m pleased to report that The Hug did just as we and Faber hoped, and as it deserved to do, selling well over 20,000 copies here and in 20 languages around the world, and being picked up by a major department store chain in the US. Better still, after 2 years of head-scratching, Eoin has finally cracked the sequel! Finding another pair of unexpectedly symbiotic animals to meet in the middle of a book isn’t as easy as it sounds. Also, watch out for Tortoise and Hedgehog taking to the stage next year, with Long Nose Puppets.

Sean Taylor collaborated with naturalist (and neighbour) Alex Morss on a beautiful narrative non-fiction book for Quarto’s Words and Pictures, Winter Sleep. Cinyee Chiu made something really special with the artwork, and the book sold out soon after publication, both here and in the US. Also with Quarto, Dawn Casey’s Apple Cake, sumptuously illustrated by Genevieve Godbout, hit just the right spot for Thanksgiving across the pond, and has been reprinting for Frances Lincoln.

The Wonderbird, David Lucas’ musing on togetherness and the transcendent for Orchard, was launched in three forms, as a book, a set of high-end fabric designs, and as a children’s cantata set to music and performed at James Allen Girls’ School in Dulwich, by well north of a hundred children – an extraordinary experience, for which we have Peter Gritton, composer and teacher, to thank.

One day previously, Susannah Lloyd’s ferocious debut, The Terribly Friendly Fox with Ellie Snowdon, was launched at Pickled Pepper Books in Crouch End – a really special debut for Susie, who read the book to a captivated crowd of kids with real flair. Thanks too to Pickled Pepper for launching Emer Stamp’s Daddy Fartypants back in February. The co-ordinated, carefully conducted, crowd-sourced fart noises will live long in the memory.

And finally, Sue Cheung’s Chinglish. Sue has been such an excellent advocate for it on radio and on TV and in the newspapers. Coverage was amazing, and sales have been excellent. But it’s the responses from readers all over the world that have really made it all so very worth while.

Do click on 2020 for our highlights for the year to come.

The Hug

Daddy Fartypants

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much!

Leap Frog

Secret Agent Elephant

What's Next?

The Pawed Piper

Humperdink

Tooth Fairy in Training

The Giggle Pigs

Chinglish

The Terribly Friendly Fox

Apple Cake

The Wonderbird

Winter Sleep

Highlights 2019

2020