This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.
I'm a freelance illustrator, and I love creating illustrations that tell stories. I work with traditional media... watercolour, pencils and coloured pencils. I was born in London in 1978, but have travelled all over the world and lived in various different places including Brighton and Amsterdam. In 2001 I graduated from Goldsmiths College with a first class degree in Literature.
I do a lot of work in children's books, particularly in the fields of world cultures and myths & legends. I've worked with publishers in the UK, the US and Australia. I also self-publish my own hand-made art books, which I've sold online to every corner of the globe, under the name Tomatito Press!
I've exhibited in one of the Association of Illustrator's 'Best of contemporary British Illustration' exhibitions, and also in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and at the Shunt Vaults in London.
When not illustrating, I enjoy walking, cooking and watching the foxes in my garden.
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