Thursday, 2 February 2017

MOLE AND FRIENDS – New UK paperback editions


My most popular picture book series is the Mole and Friends series illustrated by the late Vanessa Cabban. Some of the books have been out of print for a while so I'm delighted to announce that Walker Books will be publishing new, reformatted editions of the whole series throughout 2017.

The first two books – Bringing Down the Moon and No Place Like Home – are published today, The Best Gift of All and A Secret Worth Sharing will be published on 1 June and the winter-themed Diamond in the Snow will be published on the 2 November.

The fist two books are published today.

Bringing Down the Moon is my most popular picture book and has been translated into 20 different languages. It tells the story of a Mole who, enchanted by his first sight of the moon, attempts to bring it down from the sky so that he can possess it. His friends keep explaining that, “It’s not as near as it looks,” but Mole will not give up.

One of Vanessa Cabban's beautiful illustrations for Bringing Down The Moon

Since it's publication in 2001, the book has been adapted into a puppet show, an animated DVD, an iPhone app and a terrific stage show by the Peaceful Lion theatre company in 2012.

Vanessa Cabban and I went to the Netherlands in 2003
to pick up the Kiekeboekprijs for the Dutch edition of
Bringing Down the Moon, translated by Annelies Jorna

In the second book, No Place Like Home, Mole leaves his burrow in search of a BIG, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL new home – but learns that the things he finds attractive aren't always suited to his needs.

Mole's friends try to help him find somewhere new to live in No Place Like Home.

Although Bringing Down the Moon has remained in print since it was first published, No Place Like Home has not been available for the last few years, so I'm delighted that this new edition will be helping Mole to get out and about again!

To mark the publication of this new edition, I've created this new maze activity sheet. Click the image below to download it


Find out more about Bringing Down the Moon on my website

Order a copy of Bringing Down the Moon using the sales links below.
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Find out more about No Place Like Home on my website

Order a copy of No Place Like Home using the sales links below.
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