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The Hero's Quest

Written by Jeffrey Alan Love

Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on The Hero's Quest

A bold picture book by an award winning illustrator telling the tale of everyman questing against terrifying opponents

This is a simple circular tale, full of drama and threat, as Rider sets out on a quest tasked him by the Ancient One.  Throughout the wonderful bold illustrations, the Rider appears small against impossible, scary, huge foes. 

The story is told in rhyming couplets, in large easy to read text; some couplets are on one double page spread, others have one line on each spread with the rest of the space filled with large, striking black and red images against plain coloured backgrounds. A limited colour palette is used with consummate skill to convey so much.

This book is a gem – an artistic tour de force – one which children will love for the adventure and the change in every page turn.  An epic tale through a mythical fantasy land that will engage children and adults alike.

Tricia Adams

The Hero's Quest Synopsis

A picture-book quest through the worlds of fantasy, myth and magic, for all young reading heroes.

Join our every-hero Rider on their quest through the story worlds of fantasy and myth. Packed with vivid dragons, wolves and sea-monsters from the stunning imagination of celebrated cult fantasy artist, Jeffrey Alan Love (Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki), this book immerses readers into a picture-book Game of Thrones world for children aged 6 and up.

The Hero's Quest Press Reviews

Fierce and beautiful, charting its own rich and epic mythology and fantasy. I loved it. - Francesca Simon

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406387889
Publication date: 7th November 2019
Author: Jeffrey Alan Love
Illustrator: Jeffrey Alan Love
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Traditional Tales

About Jeffrey Alan Love

Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist and the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist, and has been nominated for the Chesley Award, the British Science Fiction Award and the Spectrum Fantastic Art Award. He has also won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators and two Academy of British Cover Design Awards. He lives in the USA.

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