Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Floris Books
'This is a feel good read with beguiling illustrations that will excite any child and adult. Indeed the illustrations themselves are so interesting and mystifying, hours could be spent deciphering them alone.' -- Anna Griffin, School Librarian, spring 2011. 'The illustrations, however, are spendidly bizarre. The double page spreads present the romantically embellished medieval fairy world of traditional illustration, but the rural idyll has been subtly infiltrated by the grylli, wheeled hybrid creatures and animated bagpipes and Hieronymus Bosch... The text is nestled in a mysteriously extravagant dreamscape which will keep obersvant children wondering and searching for hours. A splendid book.' -- Books for keeps, September 2010
Andrei Dugin was born in 1955 in Moscow and studied at the Surikov Art Institute. He taught at the Krasnopenskaya Secondary Arts School, where he met his wife Olga. As well as illustrating books and magazines, he has been the chief artist on animated films. The couple live in Stuttgart, Germany. Olga Dugina was born in Moscow in 1964 and was passionate about drawing and painting from her early childhood. She studied at the Krasnopresnenskaya Art School in Moscow, where she met her husband, fellow illustrator Andrei Dugin. She went on to graduate from the Moscow Arts College. The couple live in Stuttgart, Germany.