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Pipì the Pink Monkey Quiz

How well do you know Pipì and his band of monkeys? Take the quiz below to find out…     The Adventures of Pipì the Pink Monkey Pipì isn’t like his four brothers or the other young monkeys living in the forest of Hullabaloo: he has bright-pink fur, a mischievous character and a rebellious streak […]

An Interview with Philip Womack

Philip Womack is the author of four critically acclaimed novels for children whose most recent book, The Double Axe, is a reworking of the myth of the Minotaur for young readers, which revives the Greek myth for a new generation. Having harboured a life-long passion for Classics, Philip now teaches Latin and Greek, as well as writing […]

Translated Children’s Classics

We’re focusing on children’s classics in translation this year, bringing the best of children’s literature from around the globe to UK readers. The three titles below showcase the world of literature which children, as much as adults, should be exposed to; they will broaden children’s horizons, revealing other cultures, characters and ways of being. This […]

Classic Animal Fiction for Children

  Children’s books often venture into the animal kingdom, and there are no better examples of this than the three classics we are publishing in February and March. From the archetypal hero dog Lassie, to the rampaging bears of Dino Buzzati’s fantasy Sicily, and the beautiful black horse of Anna Sewell’s iconic work, all of […]

A Year in Translation

Over the last decade, we have focused on bringing the best classics in translation into the English language and to celebrating the best of world literature – this month, we’ve rounded up our top ten classics in translation:   A Game of Chess Stefan Zweig’s last and most famous story, ‘A Game of Chess’ was […]

Philip Womack’s Double Axe and the myth of the Minotaur

THE DOUBLE AXE Philip Womack’s The Double Axe re-imagines ancient mythology for young readers today, showing how these venerable stories can help young people understand the world they live in. To coincide with the release of his book in February, Philip will be sharing his take on some of the Greek myths on this site, […]