Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. He studied at Bristol University, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. His second picture book, The Secret of Black Rock, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book in 2018.
Easily able to become a classic, this gorgeously illustrated book
conveys messages about the importance of friendship and taking the
time to look at people a little deeper. Animal and story lovers
will enjoy this ultimately sweet story of a mouse named Julian and
the unexpected development of a friendship with a fox.
--Olivia Farr, YA Books Central staff reviewer
The illustrations are beautiful. Rich in color, and incredibly
detailed, you could just look at the pictures and enjoy the
--Youth Services Book Review A Mouse Called Julian is an excellent read and beautifully illustrated . . . It's the best story for little kids to practice trusting and helping honest strangers who actually need help.
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