A very special sophisticated picture book, with beautiful production including foil, that will be enjoyed on many levels. Poor Sunday Jones lives with his monster of a father and pines for his dearly departed mother. Then, one day, a talent show is announced at school and Sunday practises hard to become The Great Orlando – a magician who can make things disappear …even himself.
Ben Brown writes children's books, non-fiction and short stories for children and adults. Since 1992, he has been a publisher and writer, collaborating with illustrator Helen Taylor, on numerous publications. Ben Brown was awarded the Maori Writer's Residency at the Michael King Writers' Centre for 2011. He lives in Christchurch. Helen Taylor is an award-winning children's book illustrator and exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas. She has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards and in 2006, won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with her book A Booming in the Night. Helen lives in a creaky old yellow cottage in th portside town of Lyttelton.
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