Targeted Age Group:: 9+ Planet Plenti is a most extraordinary place - a world of incredible edible delights; of confectionery minerals, a rich array of animals, delectable flora and flavorful springs … And yet, for children in the land of Likrishka, life is less than ordinary, and mostly very … [Read more...]
About Neale Osborne
Neale Osborne was born in 1970, in Birmingham, England.
His debut children’s book ‘Lydia’s Tin Lid Drum’ was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press.
‘The Castle of Desires’, his first work for older readers, is a ‘double-bill’ of interweaving tales: the story of a studio of animators set in the 1930s, and the legend of a castle that can fulfil all the dreams of its key-holder.
His latest is ‘Lydia’s Golden Drum’, the follow-up to his debut, but also a stand-alone fantasy adventure, drawing on many legends and folktales, with the distinctive spicy flavour of The Arabian Nights.
A freelance illustrator since 1992, Neale’s pictures have appeared in a variety of places: posters, packaging, and publications (such as the TLS, Gramophone, Mojo and BBC Proms programmes). Many of his illustrations, including those from the ‘Lydia’ novels, can be found at his official website ‘The Land of Oz’.