Joyce Dunbar

Joyce Dunbar is best known for her lively and quirky picture books stories, with their wide emotional range. The Guardian has named her as ‘one of the best writers for children today’ with praise for her ‘sensitivity, lyrical style and gentle humour’. She revels in the joy of language, the playfulness of words, and in seeing her work fabulously brought to life by world-class illustrators including her daughter Polly Dunbar.

Many of her stories have been dramatised for the stage and as puppet shows, with Longnosepuppets and Norwich Puppet Theatre. Joyce lives in Norwich.

Graffeg are re-publishing the classic Mouse and Mole series by Joyce with illustrations by James Mayhew. First published in 1993, the four titles Mouse & Mole, Mouse & Mole Have a Party, Happy Days for Mouse & Mole and A Very Special Mouse & Mole are due to be published in a new larger hardback format on 16 May 2019.

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Mouse and Mole, Joyce Dunbar, James Mayhew

Mouse & Mole

Illustrated by James Mayhew

What will Mouse and Mole find to do tomorrow? They set out their plan: a picnic of cheese and cucumber sandwiches if it is a fine day, or roasted chestnuts and toasted muffins in front of an apple wood fire if it is wild and wintry. But what will they do if it is an in-between sort of day?

ISBN 9781912050406, £12.99

Publication 16 May 2019

Mouse and Mole, Joyce Dunbar, James Mayhew

Mouse & Mole Have a Party

Illustrated by James Mayhew

Mole can’t help but get himself into difficulty, but thankfully he has Mouse to ensure things to smoothly, even when he least expects it!

ISBN 9781912050390, £12.99

Publication 16 May 2019

Mouse and Mole, Joyce Dunbar, James Mayhew

Happy Days for Mouse & Mole

Illustrated by James Mayhew

When Mouse makes himself a hammock, Mole is only too happy to test it for his friend, and Mouse is equally eager to help Mole find his lost spectacles. But who will catch the falling leaf? Join the two friends on their endeavours in this collection of wonderfully warm and witty tales.

ISBN 9781912050383, £12.99

Publication 16 May 2019

Mouse and Mole, Joyce Dunbar, James Mayhew

A Very Special Mouse & Mole

Illustrated by James Mayhew

Simple pastimes help mouse and mole realise there’s something special in everything, including themselves.

ISBN 9781912050987, £12.99

Publication 16 May 2019

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Graffeg to re-publish the classic Mouse and Mole series by Joyce Dunbar, illustrated by James Mayhew

Out of print for almost 20 years, we are delighted to bring this series back for children to enjoy today in a new larger hardback format. With its classic feel and endearing characters, Mouse and Mole is perfect for reading with young children and for older children to read independently.

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