Shadow and The Girl

A giant girl towers over Shadow. Driven by fear, Shadow runs. And so does the girl. But can they really run from each other?

With exquisite illustrations, Shadow and the Girl is an imaginative tall full of movement. Young readers will be enthralled by the fast-paced story that leads to a heartwarming ending. With themes of bravery and self-acceptance, this book will encourage children to embrace their own shadows and gain self-confidence.

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Debut author Jeanette Stampone was born and raised in a spooky three-hundred-year-old English house. She spent much of her childhood camping in the garden and grew up with tales of local legends, pixies, ghosts, and fairies. Her mother also read wonderful books every night, instilling Jeanette’s love of stories from an early age. Jeanette now lives in a small country town in Western Australia with her husband and two boys.


Demelsa Haughton is a painter of whimsical and magical imagery. From the bright setting of a tiny ladybird village (complete with a corner shop) to the gloomy darkness of a forest filled with gnarly trees that were once children … her work creates a sense of wonder and gives a snapshot of imaginary worlds and characters, often with an injection of quirky, subtle humour.

With a background in traditional media, she now paints all of her art in Photoshop on a Cintiq tablet. As well as producing prints and cards, Demelsa also illustrates children’s books, most recently a retelling of six Hans Christian Andersen fairytales for a French publisher, and she is currently working on jigsaw designs for Ravensburger.

Demelsa lives in North Yorkshire (UK) with her partner and their 3 children.

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