We are pleased to be hosting the launch of two new children’s books from independent publisher Pudding Press. Come and meet some talented local authors and hear a dramatised reading.
‘The Wallowbang Tree’ by Danielle Wrayton
One fatal night young Rosie Sparks’ world is turned upside down after listening to her granny’s strange but true tale of a magical tree, the Wallowbang Tree. In her subsequent adventure she encounters fiendish characters but new and old friends are there to help her on her quest to find her missing dad. As Granny Sparks pieces the puzzle together, she realises that she knows who might be behind Rosie’s dad’s disappearance and her own capture and imprisonment. Will Rosie ever find her dad? Will she ever save her granny? The answer can only be found in the great twisted branches of the Wallowbang Tree. The Wallowbang tree is a paperback priced at £8.99. See http://www.patricianpress.com/book/the-wallowbang-tree/ for more details. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Danielle Wrayton is a lecturer in Interactive Media and Games at Colchester Institute and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Essex. She is now studying for an MSC in Computer Games Design. She has had numerous poems published as a child, including one alongside Spike Milligan. She has three children and THE WALLOWBANG TREE is her first published novel.
‘Godfrey’s Clever Inventions’ written and illustrated by Mike Fryer
Godfrey’s Clever Inventions is the third and final title in Mike Fryer’s Godfrey series. The other two titles are ‘Godfrey and the Stars’ and ‘Godfrey’s Flying Adventures’. Godfrey is a gargoyle living at the top of the Cathedral. Godfrey and the Pigeon are friends. Clever Godfrey invents many things such as a Rain Machine, a Lightning Machine and an Underground train. In the process, he answers various questions about science posed by his friend, the Pigeon. See http://www.patricianpress.com/book/godfreys-clever-inventions/ for more details ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR: Mike Fryer from Colchester is a Research Scientist at the University of Essex, specialising in imaging photosynthesis in leaves, vitamins, and medical writing. He is a brilliant artist, a one-time amateur pilot and has a life-long interest in astronomy, especially the planets.