The Little Books of the Little Brontës

Illustrator: Briony May Smith

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 3+

Picture Storybooks

The inspiring true tale of young siblings who loved to make stories – and grew up to be among English literature's finest writers.
Many years ago, the four children of the Brontë family – Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne – lived in a windswept house by the Yorkshire moors with their father. Although their lives were often filled with sadness and their world was only as large as the distance they could walk, their inner worlds were bound only by their imaginations. Hungry for stories, these children devoured novels and poetry, history and fables. And with the gift of a group of toy soldiers, they were inspired to make their own tiny books ... a passion that would last them a lifetime.


Sara O'Leary is the Canadian author of many beloved picture books for children, including This Is Sadie, which was adapted by the New York City Children's Theatre, and its follow-up, This Is Ruby. Among her most recent books for children are Gemma and the Giant Girl, the recipient of several honors in Canada, and Maud and Grand-Maud, which received three starred reviews. Sara is also the author of the adult novel A Ghost in the House. She has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.
Briony May Smith graduated from Falmouth University with a First Class degree in Illustration. Since then, she has been shortlisted for the British Comic Awards and has twice been highly commended for the Macmillan Children’s Prize. She is the author-illustrator of A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant, The Mermaid Moon and Margaret's Unicorn, and the illustrator of The Giant’s Necklace, written by Michael Morpurgo and Tooth Fairy in Training and Witch in Training, both written by Michelle Robinson. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram as @BrionyMaySmith.

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