Independent publisher Graffeg to publish James Mayhew title
- Graffeg to re-publish James Mayhew’s
classic children’s tale, The Knight Who Took All Day
- Author of iconic ‘Katie’ and
‘Ella Bella Ballerina’ series signs
book deal with Graffeg
The Knight Who Took All Day
Publication August 2017
Hardback, 250 x 250mm, £11.99
This August, indie press Graffeg will publish The Knight Who Took All Day by James Mayhew. This wonderful children’s book is a cautionary tale of love, vanity and the dangers of procrastination. Originally published in 2005, it has been unavailable for several years but will now be made available once again in a new, modernised format.
This new relationship between James, creator of the ‘Katie’ and ‘Ella Bella Ballerina’ series, and Graffeg marks the latest in a number of popular children’s authors coming to work with the Wales-based publisher, with Jackie Morris, Nicola Davies and Malachy Doyle all in the process of creating new and exciting releases.
In 2017, The Knight Who Took All Day was adapted by composer Bernard Hughes as a new orchestral work for children, with James narrating the premiere with the Hertford Symphony Orchestra. The rights to The Knight Who Took All Day were agreed with Ben Illis of The BIA.
James Mayhew is an illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller. His first children’s book, Katie’s Picture Show, was published in 1989 and has been in print ever since, followed by twelve more “Katie” titles. The best-selling series can now be found in museums and galleries all over the world. James is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series as well as other books including Miranda the Explorer and Boy. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and art. James lives in Hertfordshire.
Graffeg publish illustrated books and gifts by best-selling authors, photographers, artists and illustrators. Graffeg work with Jackie Morris, Nicola Davies, Tom Cox, Celestine and the Hare and Amanda Owen aka The Yorkshire Shepherdess, producing calendars, children’s books, non-fiction illustrated books about Wales, landscape, photography and food, along with a growing range of greetings cards and notecards including ‘Dylan Thomas Quotes’, ‘Castles of Wales’, and Jackie Morris’ popular greetings card range. All products are available from Graffeg’s online shop. Graffeg has offices in Cardiff and Llanelli. www.graffeg.com
For more information, contact Matthew Howard at Graffeg, Matthew.Howard@graffeg.com / 01554 824000.