New Release: The Adventures of Ursus the Bear

IFWG Publishing Australia is extremely proud to announce the release of the young children’s storybook, The Adventures of Ursus the Bear, written by British author, Jack Eason, and lavishly colour illustrated by New Zealand artist, Frances Hutt.

Ursus Front Cover

This is one of our longest projects, having commenced in 2012. The number of illustrations (filling 59 pages), and the disruption of a severe earthquake in New Zealand, among other things, made this a long journey. But it was worth the wait. This storybook has six wonderful stories intended for young readers and for parents to read to their very young children. Each story follows the adventures of the young cub, Ursus, and completes with a lesson that both Ursus, and young readers, will learn.

Ursus the Honey Bear is a special bear cub: he was born with silver-coloured fur. This makes him special in the bear community but it did cause some fuss at first. None of this concerns Ursus, as he is a playful bear and would rather spend all his waking hours exploring the world around him, and making new friends. Like all bear cubs, he loves adventure.

While written for a British audience, children from all over the world will be delighted by this storybook. It will soon be available in all good online print book stores, and can be purchased now through our print store.

News: Release of A Magpie Called Will

IFWG Publishing is happy to announce the release of the Australian version of A Magpie Called Will, a children’s fantasy by Western Australian author, Peter Rondel, and New Zealand illustrator, Frances Hutt.

IFWG released the US version a few years ago, when the Australian Imprint did not exist, and this new release is the final step in transitioning a few Australian-oriented titles to where they better sit. IFWG is particularly pleased that an Australian story, largely set in Australia, is finally published in the appropriate vernacular. The cover design is by the talented Elizabeth Lang of EL Design (Canada), and internal block design was handled by the very capable Geoff Brown (Cohesion Editing and Proofing).

The print and ebook versions of A Magpie Called Will will be out soon through all good online stores, but the print version can be bought now through the publisher’s website.

Front Cover A Magpie Called Will

Michael befriends a magpie that is smarter than he is. The magic of Merlin The Magician reaches across the years to the present day, and suddenly, the two worlds are joined by the magpie’s secret.

What will the boy discover behind the ancient stone archway?