Author(s): Stephen Mackey
From the creator of Miki, comes a brand new and captivating character - Pushka, a little clown. Pushka is fast asleep in his bed on the circus train. Little does he know that he is about to topple out...amongst the enchanted trees. Scared, Pushka runs away through the night until he sees the most beautiful dancing girl. She says not a word, but she beckons him to her, luring Pushka into the arms of a HUNGRY GIANT! Will Pushka ever make it back to the circus? With all the elements of a fairy tale - an enchanted wood, a trapped heroine, a terrifying giant, a sprinkling of magic, kindness from animals and a love story.
Praise for Miki:"Soft focus pictures beautifully convey this icy world." -- The Bookseller 20081201 "...hauntingly-evoked and dreamlike worlds..." -- Bournemouth Echo 20090101 "...a beautifully crafted and atmospheric story..." -- CHILD EDUCTAION PLUS 20090101 "There is a real sense of wonder in this book." -- School Librarian 20090101 A magical read and a stunningly illustrated book. -- Junior 20120301
Stephen is a fine artist and has been doing commercial work since 1989. In his first year he was published by Paperchase in the UK and for the Terrence Higgins Trust. His work was then sold by the poster company The Art Group in shops such as Ikea and Habitat. From 1991 onwards, card ranges featuring Stephen's work were sold to Harrods, Selfridges and other exclusive stores. By the early nineties, Stephen's cards were sold in 50 countries worldwide, including virtually every country in Europe. Miki was read on CBeebies Bedtime Hour by David Tennant and Miki and the Moon Blossom was read by Patrick Stewart. Miki the theatre production is currently touring in the UK.