Author(s): JENNY HATTON
A delightful new series by Jenny Hatton exquisitely brought to life by award-winning illustrator, Joan Rankin. Children will easily relate to the stories which reflect true to life events such as going on a journey, moving house and a visit to the beach. The rhythmic text of the Lucy books will help build children's reading skills and confidence while they are absorbed in the humorous illustrations and the lives of Lucy's family.
Jenny Hatton worked in the formal South African education sector for sixteen years before leaving to freelance in 2000. Since then she has been writing, editing, compiling and project managing for a range of publishers. Jenny has edited a large number of non-fiction and fiction for children and young adults. She has also written and edited school readers. She is Assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), South Africa. These are her first children's picture books. Joan Rankin has illustrated over thirty books for children. She received the South African HAUM Daan Retief Prize for children's book illustration in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award for Children's Book Illustration in 1991. She has illustrated numerous books on the McElderry list, including A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade by Louise Borden. Joan recently won the MER Prize for best illustrated children's book: Just Sisi/Net Sisi written by Wendy Hartmann.