Take a sneak peak at exciting books that are either coming soon or recently released. Here’s James Hewison with a summary of what adventure and fantasy stories he is working on right now:
SHADOW CREEPERS – out now
This is a story about a boy called Lucas who is afraid of the dark. Every night, the shadows dance and the bed creaks and Lucas is so frightened he can’t sleep. He’s absolutely certain there’s a monster under his bed but he’s embarrassed to tell anyone. When he finally tells his friends, he is surprised to find out they have the same problem. Emily has even tried to catch one but she can’t do it on her own. Lucas decides that the solution is to work together and catch them one at a time. But when the monsters start kidnapping the parents, Lucas and his friends have to go under the bed on a mission to find them.
I am also working on a picture book about a man who grows a very big moustache. The more it grows, the happier the man becomes. Eventually it gets so bushy and long that it trips him over and everybody teases and laughs at him. He decides that he will stay away from people altogether but he won’t stop growing his moustache. One day, when the wind blows just right, his moustache lifts him right off the ground. With practice, he discovers he can actually fly. But how will he keep this a secret from all those people who teased him? And what will he do when they need his help? I’m calling this story The Man with the Magnificent Moustache.
Here is a draft sketch.
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