Martin was read to a lot as a child by people who knew how to read stories. These stories came alive, and the love of story has stayed with him ever since.
He lives where he lived as a child, and nearly all of his stories come from things that have happened to him there, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne. He works in an old stone barn beside his home, and dreams stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of the house. He never writes anywhere else. This is where he belongs.
Author: Ross Montgomery
Illustrator: David Litchfield
The boy loves his grandmother dearly. Best of all, he loves the stories about her life as a prize-winning architect. One day, she promises she'll build him an extraordinary house. Now his grandmother's gone, and he's heartbroken. But in her garden there are bricks and girder and he begins to build….
This contemporary interpretation of a familiar classic - Little Red Riding Hood - is a joy to read. Bold monochrome images, punctuated with vibrant blocks of red, form a striking visual accompaniment to the dark, witty tale.