Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Geraldine McCaughrean - new website

The author of my first commissioned work, multi-award winning, Geraldine McCaughrean seems to have a new website.

Here's what she says about Fig's Giant:

"It's Gulliver in Lilliput... but seen through the eyes of a Lilliputian child. A first picture book by JAGO - the newest, most talked-about talent on the art scene"

Pollution hits Neverland in Peter Pan, the Sequel

It is a book that has been one of the best-kept secrets in theliterary world, its contents zealously guarded by legally bindingconfidentiality agreements. Those in the know were sworn to secrecy,while its eventual publication is due to attract much ceremony.

But now, just six weeks before readers around the world are due tolearn what happens to Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys, the lid hasbeen lifted - if only partially - on the contents of Peter Pan inScarlet, the long-awaited and officially sanctioned sequel to J MBarrie's children's classic.

A copy of the manuscript, written by the award-winning Britishchildren's author Geraldine McCaughrean, has been leaked to The NewYork Times, which has published a summary of the plot..... Read More

The author of my book, Fig's Giant, multi-award winning Gerladine McCaughrean, is also the author of the official sequel to Peter Pan, which has apparently been leaked somewhat to the New York Times....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Saturday, August 26, 2006

1 Month old!

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Lily was 1 month old yesterday.....

Friday, August 25, 2006

St Mabyn in 1907

St Mabyn Village News: St.Mabyn 1907

Heres a view of the part of St Mabyn we live in, in 1907. Our house is in the row of three facing the pub. You can only see the end gable of No.3 in this photo, directly under the church tower. Between the church and the pub you can just make out the Church Steps that our house is named after.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Hello Freddie!

Congratulations to Emily and Ben.....

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Unknown Venetian music

We heard this music coming from a church in Venice, on our way back to our appartment one night.

Does anyone know what it is?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

College artwork 3

College artwork
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

...and another...

College artwork 2

College artwork
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.'s another....

3 Weeks old today....

Trying to work...
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

.... here's me trying (in vain) to get some work done, with a Peach on my shoulder. She's not usually that peaceful looking....

College artwork

College artwork
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Just came across a few old paintings in one of my college sketchbooks. They maybe useful for a new book I'm starting, involving two opposing tribes....

These were painted with actual paint...!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Deep in the undergrowth....

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver. the exotic flora of Lavender Cottage...

Brave Tales books reviewed in North Cornwall Advertiser

Brave Tales reviewed in North Cornwall Advertiser
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

...although the reviewer seems to have missed the point somewhat. They say that the books are really better suited to being read by parents to children.... as if that's a bad thing. However, that is specifically what the books are designed for. The font size varies to indicate points of emphasis in the text and they are written to sound as close to a real performance of the text as possible....

Otherwise, a good review!

Buy them on my site on the shop page, or direct from the author at:

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Peach in a pouch

Peach in a pouch
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

My sister's blogging!

Casualty of windows....

Casualty of windows....
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

A week or so ago, we heard a loud bang come from our kitchen, which sounded just as if someone ha thrown something aainst the window.
Iwent to look and found this bird in the floor. It twitched a couple of times, then lay still....

I put it in the hedge at the edge of the churchyard (2 feet from our back gate). The following morning it was gone , with a trail of feathers leading back into the brambles.

Anyone know what sort of bird it is? It looks Finchy to me.....

Green on Pink

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sally Lloyd-Jones has a new website!

The author of the Jesus Storybook Bible (my latest work) has a new website. Witty text, slick design and best of all it features one of my books :~)

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Friday, August 04, 2006

You'd never guess....

Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

..... from this picture, what a little monster she is at night....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

WOW! Award details....

Below is an excerpt from the SCWBI international newsletter regarding the WOW! Award that I won...and it mentions my book.

"Every year, the highly respected National Literacy Association (NLA) in the UK selects books from hundreds entries for their WOW! Awards. Publishers send in their best books to the NLA Guide, and WOW!s are selected from these. And how are the winners selected? According to an excellent set of criteria, no doubt. But here's one simple way to think about it: WOW!s are a purely subjective award made to those products of any genre and for any range that draw a collective gasp of wonder from the [judging] Panel.

This year, there were eight WOW!s awarded. Among the 2006 WOW! winners: "The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat," re-told by L.R.Hen and illustrated by Jago, published by Mantra Lingua; available in 32 dual language editions. "A Kick in the Head - an everyday guide to poetic forms" selected by Paul B Janecko, illustrated by Chris Rashcka, published by Walker Books; lively enough to kick start the muse in even the most poetically challenged."

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