In a daydream, Emma loses control while skiing down the sunny slopes of Tipo. Something unexpected happens as she tumbles through the icy flume deep below the surface. Sliding on her bottom she falls into a fantastic adventure with a family of giggly ‘Ice people’ who live beneath the snowy slopes. They are so excited to see her ... but why?
|Publisher:||Crimson Cloak Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
I grew up with wonderful stories and lived them too in my own imagination, a magical place to be.
As a child, I went to a co-ed boarding school in the heart of Surrey in England. Fortunate enough to be surrounded by stunning people, architecture and the miracle of nature in all its splendour. It was a perfect place for a dreamer. Never drawn towards academia, my heart was torn between music, art and sport and, after 65 years of loving life, nothing has changed. I moved from London in the late 70s to live in Scotland and met my lovely wife Barbi who continues to inspire, encourage and, on occasion, even write with me. Our wonderfully supportive family has grown out of their playsuits and into their own families way too fast. However, it must be said that my greatest critic is our grandson Gus. If he gives the thumbs up to a story, then you WILL be the first to hear about it or I'm sleeping in that tree-house again. I don't mind really, largely because it's a great place to be left in peace and quiet to slip back into my own childhood dream and write another story just for you.
From infancy I was addicted to reading stories. My Granny's house had a room filled with books belonging to my aunties and uncles from their childhood. Some were beautifully illustrated. There were stories, comic books, history tales and books of humour. I loved them all. At the age of 8 I helped my local librarian. She allowed me to shelve books as I could spell accurately. Gradually I learned the Dewey system and expanded greatly on that working first in a Saturday job and then full time in London libraries when I moved there. I became a manager in Foyle's when it was the world's biggest bookshop and quadrupled my department's takings in 6 months. I've never stopped reading. Perhaps that has helped me to be inspired when Dave writes his stories. They give me ideas and I really enjoy discovering where they will go.
Bob was born in Birmingham and has a Bachelor of Education Degree from the United Kingdom. He began writing when lecturing at colleges and schools in the English Midlands, from the mid 1980s. After leaving academic life early to pursue his art career in 1994 he began to conceive ideas for children's stories, many of which he has now written and illustrated.
Bob was a regular exhibitor at 'The Scottish National Boat Festival' [until 2005], as well as many other venues including historic castles in Scotland. Originals and prints of his artwork have sold around the world. Somewhere along the way he learned clarinet and saxophone to pursue his lifelong love of jazz.