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Kindness, you see, is what makes us stand tall

Whether born in a Palace, or a house that's too small...

Written by Rachel Lyon with illustrations by Vanina Starkoff, The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale is a rhyming children's picture book based on the life of John Middleton, a real-life giant who lived near Liverpool in the late 16th/early 17th Century. Known as the Childe of Hale, he was said to be so tall that he used to sleep with his feet dangling through the windows of his small cottage. His grave (including original epitaph which gives his height as 9ft 3 inches) - and cottage - can still be seen in Hale Village.

 

Published by Maverick Arts, The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale was published in March 2013 and is available online (through retailers inlcuding Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smiths, Sainsburys etc) or through all good bookshops, RRP £6.99 (softback) and £10.99 (hardback).

 

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Written in rhyme and telling the tale of Mucky, a rather Scruffy horse who feels he would be more popular if he were a glamorous Unicorn, the story explores the meaning of true friendship in a way that children will long remember. Published by Maverick Arts with illustrations by Andrea Ringli, I Wish I'd Been Born A Unicorn is released on 28th September 2014 and is available online or through all good bookshops, RRP £6.99

 

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