Travel the world with Ava and her botanist parents, and learn to live in the moment, from picture book rising star Fiona Lumbers.
See the beauty around you with Ava and her adventuring parents.
Ava’s parents are explorers, and the family is travelling around the world to find the rare ghost orchid. On their way, Ava marvels at the wonders around her: a moose in the woods, the starry desert sky, a blue whale swimming under their boat. But her parents’ focus is on getting to the ghost orchid before it’s short-lived bloom fades, so they don’t notice the wonders of the journey.
Fiona Lumbers has drawn on anything and everything from an early age and always insisted she would be an artist when she grew up. Fiona moved to London in 2000 to study for an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. A combination of her obsession with picture books and the arrival of her first son led her down the path of illustration and she hasn't looked back since. Nothing makes her happier than splashing watercolours and inks and conjuring up new characters - often influenced by the exploits of her two sons.