Annie Stewart is a Cheltenham based author of a trilogy of books about the antics of a mischievous border terrier called Wilf. Her engaging new children’s book Pickle Plays the Fiddle continues the adventures of Pickle the black and white cat (based on her own) and his canine companion Lily, an energetic Welsh Terrier puppy.
In these new stories, Lily is growing up and finding her paws a bit and Pickle is getting used to sharing his household with a dog! Meet a host of new characters and some old favourites as Pickle & Lily get involved with an eccentric artist, a village fete, and did we mention a pantomime, oh yes we did! The stories are full of humour for children and adults alike and have some good messages for young readers. They have an old-fashioned heartwarming feel to them and will appeal to animal lovers of all ages making them a popular choice for bedtime reading.
Annie Stewart was born in Hertfordshire and attended private school until she was 18 years old. She was keen to get into the arts in some way, so after a brief spell at Foyles in the Charing Cross store, Annie went to Pitmans Secretarial College and got into Sotheby’s as a secretary. After working there for many happy years she moved to Suffolk with her then-husband and two children. When her children left home, Annie started writing seriously and published her first book, which is when she met her second husband, Philip at a Waterstones book signing. Annie and Philip now live in Cheltenham with their two cats and they are both passionate about children reading and writing. Annie runs creative workshops in schools called ‘Drawing with Words’ and also works in a special needs school in Cheltenham. The first book in this series Pickle & Lily was featured at the 70th anniversary of the Cheltenham Literary Festival in 2019.
The View From Here is all about Harriet, a beautiful pink toy hippo, who goes to live with a little girl called Alice.
Harriet has been bought for Alice as a birthday present by her father at the Henley Regatta and she leads a very glamorous lifestyle until Alice is given a computer for her 7th birthday.
Suddenly, Harriet is no longer the apple of Alice's eye but a 'has been hippo' languishing on top of a dusty wardrobe.
How can she make Alice love her again...
Annie Stewart is a Cheltenham based author of a trilogy of books about the antics of a mischievous border terrier called Wilf. She has also written two books based on Pickle, her black and white cat, Pickle & Lily (which featured at the 70th anniversary of the Cheltenham Literature festival in 2019) and Pickle Plays the Fiddle (July 2021). Annie runs creative workshops in schools called ‘Drawing with Words’ and works in a special needs school in Cheltenham.
Bertie on Ice continues the adventures of a friendly wild boar called Bertie, who successfully found his vocation as a Forest Guide in Bertie’s Big Day.
After an amazing summer season, Bertie is set a new challenge: to think of three ideas to attract visitors to the forest over the winter months. Bertie wants to show people that his beloved forest is beautiful at all times of the year. Will Bertie come up with ideas and how will he get on with his new deputy?
This heart-warming story about striving to be the best you can be and conquering your anxieties will appeal to animal-loving children of all ages and is ideal for snuggling up with on a cold winter night.
Annie Stewart is a Cheltenham-based author of two books based on Pickle, her black and white cat, Pickle & Lily and Pickle Plays the Fiddle, as well as The View From Here, inspired by a real toy hippo that belonged to Annie’s children. Bertie on Ice is Annie Stewart’s second book about Bertie, the wild boar, following on from Bertie’s Big Day.
Bertie the wild boar lives in a beautiful forest which he loves, but he is also very lonely. The problem is that people expect him to be fierce, so when they see him they are scared and run away. How can Bertie persuade everyone that he just wants to be friendly? He has lots of ideas, but will they work?
Bertie’s Big Day is a delightful story about friendship and determination which will appeal to children and adults alike. It features good messages for young readers and is ideal for bedtime reading.
Annie Stewart is a Cheltenham-based author of two books based on Pickle, her black and white cat, Pickle & Lily (which featured at the 70th anniversary of the Cheltenham Literature Festival) and Pickle Plays the Fiddle, as well as The View From Here, inspired by a real toy hippo that belonged to Annie’s children. Annie runs creative workshops in schools called Drawing with Words and works in a special needs school.