This will be my third book – written by Jackie Morris and published by Frances Lincoln. It will be published in 2013 and available to purchase (signed by us both!) at Art in Action at Waterperry House in Oxfordshire from the 18th- 21st July.
Here’s what Jackie says about Evie on her blog:
Little Evie in the Darkwoods written by Jackie Morris and illustrated by Catherine Hyde.
“Little Evie stepped over the stile and into the wild wood. She followed the pathway her mama had shown her when she was young….”
And in the heart of the wild wood Evie finds something dark and wild and beautiful with great big ears, all the better to hear her with.
This isn’t Little Red Riding Hood. As a child I hated that story because the wolf gets killed and the wild is the evil. This is rather a book about a child going out into the world for the first time. Evie has a task. She has a basket to deliver for her grandmother. Perhaps it is an apology for all the fear and that has been fed to children by the original tale of Little Red. Whatever is at the heart of this book it is stunningly illustrated by Catherine Hyde ( illustrator of The Princess’s Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy and The Firebird by Saviour Pirotta, both published by Templar).
Catherine took the words I had written and painted them into a beautiful dark world of woodland magic.
To be published in UK and USA by Frances Lincoln, autumn 2013.