In this year's Rupert Annual, Rupert has many more adventures with a magical seashell, a goblin cobbler, paper birds that come to life...and much more! Enjoy a brand-new story 'Rupert and the Christmas Birds' originated and illustrated by Stuart Trotter plus much-loved favourite tales illustrated by John Harrold and Alfred Bestall. Featuring: * Rupert and the Boomerarrow * Rupert and the Pepper-Rose * Rupert and the Secret Shell * Rupert and the Sundial * Rupert and the Sw Puzzle * Rupert and the Christmas Birds * Rupert's Christmas Decorations * Rupert and the Goblin Cobbler In the charming new story Rupert and the Christmas Birds, Rupert and his chums are getting ready for their Christmas party. Rupert makes origami paper birds to decorate the tree. Little does he kw, the paper is magical and the birds will come to life when they hear music playing...The 82nd Rupert annual is packed with games, stories and instructions for making your own Christmas decorations! Plenty to keep children and Rupert lovers of all ages busy.
Stuart Trotter is an experienced children's illustrator/storyteller. He has been the official Rupert artist since 2008. John Harrold was born in Glasgow in 1947 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. In 1973 he was asked to illustrate Lots of Fun to Cook with Rupert , which led to the Daily Express asking him to draw Rupert strips for the newspaper. He was the official Rupert artist for over 30 years. Alfred Bestall was born in Burma in 1892. He served in the First World War and on returning became an illustrator for books and magazines. He wrote and illustrated Rupert stories for the Daily Express for 30 years, creating perhaps the best-loved incarnation of the famous bear. He died in Snowdonia in Wales in 1986, aged 93.