Miki is an outstandingly original debut picture book from a much sought-after, renowned fine artist, Stephen Mackey.
Stephen has been doing commercial work with Lip International since 1989. In that first year he was published by Paperchase in the UK and for the Terrance Higgins Trust. His work was then sold by the poster company, The Art Group, in companies such as Ikea and Habitat. From 1991 onwards, card ranges featuring Stephen's work were sold to Harrods, Selfridges and other exclusive stores. These ranges were also selling well in the USA with strong sales in Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Urban Outfitters, Borders and the Nature Company amongst others. By the early nineties, Stephen's cards were sold in 50 countries worldwide, including virtually every country in Europe. In 1998 Lip International set up a licensing department and linked up with a number of companies around the world licensing Stephen's work. His designs have featured on calendars, notebooks, prints, kitchenware, stained glass, wind-chimes, to name but a few.
Destined to become a classic. - Irish IndependentSoft focus pictures beautifully convey this icy world. - The Bookseller...hauntingly-evoked and dreamlike worlds... - Bournemouth Echo... a beautifully crafted and atmospheric story... - CHILD EDUCTAION PLUSMiki is a beautifully crafted and atmospheric story. - Child Education PlusThere is a real sense of wonder in this book, illustrated in glorious blues and greens, with characters set simply in uncluttered backgrounds for maximum impact. The pages are thick and glossy, and altogether this is a sumptuous production, which may well become a favourite with adults and young children. - School LibrarianA serenely beautiful work of art. - Evening EchoBeautiful, dreamy and magical. - A parent