The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall & Sarah Wilkins
Publication Date: 20 October 2016
Paperback, 148mm x 210mm, 50pp
The Sam & Lucy Fables shares the adventures of two clever pigs, Sam and Lucy, who are always keen to help their human friends in peculiar predicaments. From fixing magic carpets to teaching fish to read, Sam and Lucy solve each conundrum with some common sense and a lot of patience. Each fable reminds us to be kind, curious and a little bit adventurous.
Where would we be without Sam and Lucy? We’d be very lost!
The Sam & Lucy Fables is a collection of quirky tales and engaging illustrations that will be treasured for years to come.
‘I hesitate to use such an overused phrase, but I’m going to… this book is charming. The stories are light on their feet, airy and witty, and aimed without guile or pretence at children. In exactly the same mood, the illustrations dance perfectly in time with these little fables. As I said, this is a charming book.’ —Gavin Bishop
- Best books of 2016: the 20 best books for kids – The Spinoff
- 50 Best Books for Kids 2016 – New Zealand Listener
- The Sam and Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins – The School Library
- Local authors strike a chord with young readers – The Eastbourne Herald
- Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi – Radio New Zealand
- Children’s Book Review with John McIntyre – Radio New Zealand
- Step Into the Studio: Sarah Wilkins – Booknotes Unbound
- The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall Illus. Sarah Wilkins. – Bobs Books Blog
- Junior Fiction Shorts #2: Life According to Dani, Rona, and The Sam & Lucy Fables – Booksellers NZ
- Five Quick Questions with Alan Bagnall – Booknotes Unbound
About the author
Alan Bagnall is one of New Zealand’s most illustrious writers of children’s fiction and poetry. For over twenty years, he has contributed to Learning Media publications, including the School Journal and the Ready to Read series. His poetry has been published in 100 New Zealand Poems for Children and I’m a Big Bag of Bones and Other Poems. Alan’s previous book, The Immigrants, was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and listed as a Storylines Notable Picture Book in 2003.
About the illustrator
Sarah Wilkins is an internationally acclaimed illustrator renowned for her whimsical and elegant style of art. Her work has been featured in hundreds of publications and has made its mark on everything from buildings to accessories. The Immigrants, which was her past collaboration with Alan Bagnall, won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration in 2003. Sarah’s work on children’s books includes A Book is a Book, which won the Storylines Notable Book Award in 2014.