Billy and the Giant Adventure (Hardcover)
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One pinch of adventure, a dash of friendship, a sprinkle of mystery and a HUGE spoonful of magic . . . Jamie Oliver, bestselling author and internationally renowned chef, delivers the perfect recipe for a page-turning children's fiction debut!
Billy and his friends know that Waterfall Woods is out of bounds; strange things are rumored to have happened there and no one in their village has ventured past its walls for decades . . . But when they discover a secret way in, Billy and his best friends, Anna, Jimmy and Andy, can't resist the temptation to explore! Only to quickly discover that the woods are brimming with magic and inhabited by all sorts of unusual creatures, including a whole community of sprites who need the children's help! With magical battles, a long-lost mythical city, fantastical flying machines, epic feasts and one GIANT rescue — not to mention some mouth-watering recipes at the back — get ready for an adventure you'll never forget!
About the Author
JAMIE OLIVER is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. He has sold nearly 50 million books worldwide, is the top-selling non-fiction author in UK history and achieved an estimated global TV audience reach of 67 million across 182 territories. Jamie started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company and The Naked Chef was born. Jamie now lives in Essex with his wife Jools and their five children.
MÓNICA ARMIÑO is a Spanish freelance illustrator. She graduated in Fine Arts and is based in Madrid, with an extensive knowledge of both digital and traditional techniques. She is able to draw in many different styles and she loves to experiment with light, color and textures. She has always been interested in focusing her career on children's illustration and cartoons, and she has published several books with various publishers and agencies in Europe and the US. She also works in the animation industry as a character designer, background artist and color and texture artist for feature films and pre-school TV series, like the winning-award Puffin Rock (Cartoon Saloon/Dog Ears/Penguin books) and the popular Spanish cartoon Pocoyo (Zinkia Entertainment).
"Celebrity chef Oliver combines goofy humor and wilderness whimsy with serious real-world issues to craft a layered story-within-a-story, framed as a bedtime tale that a father recounts to his two children." —Publishers Weekly