a world made by magic from the start of time,
full of marvelous creatures, talking beasts,
and trees that sometimes get up and dance.
And now the door to this magical world is opened again with a brand-new story. Based on beloved characters introduced by C. S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Giant Surprise presents a new adventure specially created for much younger children.
Now pull on your boots . . . and splash through the muddy marshlands, home to the web-footed, web-fingered Marsh-wiggles. Meet Puddleglum, the most famous of them all. Get to know his niece, Lally, the brave little Wigglet, as together they help the marsh mice challenge the roaring, rock-throwing, not-so-clever giants of Shribble Gorge!
About the Author
Hiawyn Oram has been writing children’s books for more than 20 years, with more than 60 books published to date, including picture books, poetry, plays, young fiction, story collections, and the book and lyrics for two musicals. Her children’s television work includes scripts, conception, and development of several series. She has been the recepient of many prizes and awards for her work, including being shortlisted for the UK Smarties Prize for her book, The Second Princess. She is also the author of Angry Arthur, Just Like Us, A Boy Wants a Dinosaur, Just Dog, and the film Big Cat, Little Cat. In the new Narnia picture books, her wit, imagination, and understanding of childhood provide stories that combine gentle wisdom with stirring action in the spirit of the creator of the Narnia world, C. S. Lewis.
Tudor Humphries trained first as a theatre designer before going on to work as a children's book illustrator, landscape painter, wildlife artist, photographer, sculptor, and teacher. He has brought his lyrical style of artwork to many books and feels a particular affinity for Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle: "When I found out C.S. Lewis based him on his gardener, it all made sense to me." Tudor's artwork brings the landscape and characters of Narnia gloriously to life.