South East Recorder Issue 21 - Page 4

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children's books written and illustrated by Judy Scrimshaw SO, WHO IS GRANNY MOFF? Granny Moff is an eccentric old lady living in what used to be a derelict barn and cow shed, in deepest, darkest Cornwall. There is a dragon on her roof, a stone Sea Giant in her garden, which leads down to a magical creek on the Helford River Estuary. Usually accompanied by chickens, pigs and ponies; her long suffering husband spends his time filling numerous bird feeders and growing flowers. Her ambition to publish a children's book set in Cornwall featuring Cornish creatures - written, illustrated, edited, printed and published by local people living in Cornwall has been fulfilled with this first book 'The Ballad of Morgowr'. The first of many Morgowr adventures is written and illustrated by Judy Scrimshaw. There are actually three stories within the one book. Granny Moff thinks it's brilliant value for money! I hope you agree. Granny Moff has begun her journey into publishing children's books in 2015. Since then she has been very busy and has already published four books; The Ballad of Morgowr and Morgowr the Sea Giant Colouring Books 1, 2 and 3. The Ballad of Morgowr is her first, it is a massive 116 pages of full beautiful full colour illustrations available in both paperback and hardback. Morgowr the Sea Giant Colouring Books follow the poem form the book The Ballad of Morgowr but with text for younger children and illustrations for them to finish colouring. The Little Red Egg a tale of the last dragons of Wales, and how they ended up in Cornwall. Morgowr and the Leatherback Turtle Morgowr, the legendary Cornish plesiosaur, rescues a Leatherback Turtle who is in distress from eating jetsam, mistaking a floating plastic bag for food. Books to look forward to in the future include... Morgowr And The Pirate Eating Megalodon Morwenna Pendragon - a Cornish Dragon Morgowr to the Rescue Morgowr and the Lost Sealpup Morgowr in the Surf The Helford River Pirate Pigs Phone: 01326 231 818 | Email: judy@grannymoff.com | www.grannymoff.com