Mary in America
Mary Plain is off on another adventure with her friend, Owl Man – this time to America! Join her as she wins first prize, stars in a parade in New York, catches some crooks, chases a high-speed train, rescues a small boy from drowning and becomes a Hollywood star!Gwynedd Rae’s enchanting Mary Plain stories have an enduring, timeless appeal and Clara Vulliamy’s fresh, funny and energetic illustrations introduces Mary Plain and friends to a whole new generation of readers. This fresh new hardback edition has a sparkly polka dot cover and brand-new black and white artwork by renowned illustrator Clara Vulliamy. The book also includes a new heart-warming introduction from Clara Vulliamy about what the books mean to her.
`Clara Vulliamy’s joyous fuzzy-furred pictures are a perfect match for these down-to-earth tales’ – The Guardian Welsh author Gwynedd Rae (1892-1977) was the creator of the much-loved Mary Plain series. The first book in the series, Mostly Mary, was published in 1930 and the last, Mary Plain’s Whodunnit, was published in 1965. The series includes 14 books about Mary’s adventures.
Clara Vulliamy has illustrated over 35 children’s books and has been published by HarperCollins, Orchard Books, Random House, Walker Books and Kingfisher. She is the daughter of author and illustrator, Shirley Hughes and together they created the Dixie O’Day series. She lives in Twickenham with her husband and has two grown-up daughters.