Author: Martin Brown
About the Book:
Delightful and heart-warming debut story from renowned illustrator of the Horrible History series. A long, long time ago, a girl lived with her tribe in a cave. As she had no parents of her own, her pet cave bear was her best friend. He followed her everywhere and comforted her whenever she grew weary of all the chores she was given. So when Nell overhears some of the grown-ups planning to give Cave Bear to another tribe, she decides they must run away. So together they embark on a great adventure, following the stream from their cave down the mountain to wherever it will lead them. Together they encounter huge mammoths and wild hunters, face hunger and thirst, all the time hoping to find somewhere safe to be together. This heart-warming story is beautifully and simply told, with a delightfully gentle humour, and exquisitely illustrated.
About the Author:
Martin Brown is the cartoonist illustrator of the hugely successful Horrible Histories series. He trained to be an art teacher in his home town of Melbourne before working as a stage-hand in the television studios of the ABC. Then, following many Australian footsteps abroad, Martin ended up in London where his lifetime dream of becoming a cartoonist was realised. After working on magazines and greetings cards, his drawing style and sense of humour found a home in children's books. He was eventually asked to team up with Terry Deary on a new project due to be called Horrible Histories. More than twenty-five years, sixty titles, and twenty million copies sold later, their books have become a phenomenon, expanding into the award winning BBC TV programme, exhibitions, games, and stage shows. More recently, Martin has illustrated Philip Pullman's New Cut Gang reissue and John McLay's Harry & Oats Early Reader titles. He has also written andillustrated his own fun non-fiction book for children, Lesser Spotted Animalss. Martin lives with his family and a shaggy, grey lurcher called Flint in the gorgeous Dorset countryside.