The dream team of David Almond and Dave McKean bring us a complete story set in an incomplete world.
The gods have created a world – they've built mountains, a sea and a sky – and now their days are filled with long naps in the clouds (and tea and cake). That's until Harry, Sue and Little Ben begin to fill the gaps of the world: with a mousy thing, a chirpy thing and a twisty legless thing. As the children's ideas take shape, the power of their visions proves to be greater than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined.
David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Silver Award; and The Fire-Eaters, winner of the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Gold Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. His previous collaborations for Walker have been with Polly Dunbar on the highly acclaimed My Dad's a Birdman and The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon, with Dave McKean on Slog's Dad and The Savage, and most recently with Oliver Jeffers on The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas. David lives in Hexham, Northumberland, with his wife and daughter. www.davidalmond.com
Dave McKean is a world-renowned artist, designer and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including The Savage and Slog's Dad, both by David Almond. He has also collaborated with Neil Gaiman on Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and The Wolves in the Wall, as well as the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. Dave McKean has more recently illustrated Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck Cookbook and directed two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna. He lives in Tenterden, Kent with his wife. www.davemckean.com