This is a rare chance to own an original illustration, size 8×12″, in pen and ink, with watercolour, from James Mayhew’s latest book, The Magic Sword, a retelling of The Sword in the Stone published 2016 by Orion Children’s Books.

 From the classic best-selling Katie series, to the adorable Ella Bella Ballerina, award winning author James Mayhew has been enchanting children with books full of art, stories and music for over 25 years. James studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art and has published over 60 titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James presents classical concerts for children, combining music, storytelling and art created on stage during the performance.  He works with many of the UK’s finest soloists, ensembles and orchestras at venues ranging from Saffron Hall to the Royal Albert Hall.