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The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper Book Five: The Very Hungry Ogre. 
By Jim Henry with Jimmy Patterson,
Illustrated by Marjorie Van Heerden
Willy Nilly Books (USA) to be published in 2017.


Willy Nilly and Thumper are best friends and adventurers with a knack for getting into tight squeezes and out of sticky situations, and always doing the right thing.
“Almost anyone being chased by an ogre would panic, expecially when that ogre can change shape!
But Willy Nilly and Thumper are determined to protect their good friend Paul Pig, even when it puts their own lives at risk.
Will the three of them be able to escapr from the very strong, very hungrey ogre?



Die Leeutemmer se Assitent (Afr.) by Solet Scheeres
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
LAPA Publishers (SA) 2017.
ISBN 9780799379143 Paperback
137 mm x 212 mm
152 bladsye
Martjie beland saam met ’n leeu in een van die Pagel-sirkus se treintrokke – en nadat sy die mense van die sirkus leer ken, weet sy dat haar lewe nooit weer dieselfde sal wees nie. Hierdie aangrypende, aksiebelaaide verhaal is losweg op die geskiedenis van die beroemde Pagel-sirkus geskoei.


When Martjie accidentally ends up in a train carriage with a circus lion, she knows her life will never be the same again. This touching, action-packed novel is loosely based on the history of the famous Pagel circus.


El tesoro perdido del Monte Matusalén: The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper
(Spanish Edition)
Written by Jim Henry
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
ISBN-10: 1939368111
ISBN-13: 978-1939368119
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;  (December 3, 2016)



 
 Los últimos cabellos del ermitaño: The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper
(Spanish Edition)
Written by Jim Henry
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
ISBN-10: 193936812X
ISBN-13: 978-1939368126
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;  (December 3, 2016)


This exciting new series of books` are now available in Spanish too.  These books tells about the nonstop escapades of a sharp-thinking little dog named Willy Nilly and his gung ho rabbit friend, Thumper.
Willy Nilly & Thumper stick together through thick and thin. They also have an uncanny knack for getting into thrilling adventures where you never know what’s going to happen next! They take great pride in doing the right thing and helping friends and neighbors in need.
Willy Nilly is a natural-born leader who makes his home in the hollow part of a beautiful tree. A planner by nature, Willy Nilly is very practical and precise.
He likes to think things through and figure out the best course of action at every bend in the road. His careful nature sure comes in handy when he and Thumper find themselves in dangerous situations.
Thumper lives close to Willy Nilly in his comfortable underground rabbit-hole house. Unlike his best friend, Thumper is impulsive and ready to just cut loose and go!
When he and Willy Nilly find themselves in a tight spot, Thumper would rather spring into action—and think through the details later.
The fun and excitement with these two never ends, and your kids will learn positive values along the way.


The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper:
Book Four– Charlie, the Cross-Eyed Crocodile Methuselah

Written by Jim Henry with Jimmy Patterson
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;
(To be published in 2017)

The Adventures of Willy Nilly & Thumper:
Book Four – Stella Star

Written by Jim Henry with Jimmy Patterson
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939368065
ISBN-13: 978-1939368065
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;  (December 3, 2016)



Sea Stories 
Printed book: 978-1-4853-0581-1
e-book: 978-1-4853-0582-8
ePub: 978-1-4853-0583-5

Stories van die see (Afrikaans)
Gedrukte boek: 978-1-4853-0402-9
e-boek: 978-1-4853-0403-6
ePub: 978-1-4853-0404-3


Written by Wendy Maartens
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Protea Books (SA)
March 2016
Price: R 250
Fornat 260 x 210 mm
Hard cover
160 pages


BACKGROUND
Sea Stories is a collection of stories from around the world – from “Hans and the hole” in Haarlem to the harvesters of seabird nests Adhi and Sinta in the East. But there are also many local stories about the Birkenhead Command, “The Flying Dutchman”, the Alibama, Wolraad Woltemade, the Hole-in-the-Wall at esiKhaleni where the water people come to fetch you, “The ghosts of Jutten Island”, “Adamastor and the Cape of Storms” and the shepherd from Macassar who found Sheik Yusuf’s grave amongst the dunes. Sea Stories also contains adaptations of The Little Mermaid, the tale of Princess Elisa and her eleven swan brothers, and the West Coast farmer Koos Malgas who stole his wife’s seal skin. And of course Hare tricks Salt Water Crocodile. The charming illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden will carry a little reader away to a magical world full of oceanic wonder.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wendy Maartens lives in Table View – only a stone’s throw from the “big blue dam”, Rietvlei’s lagoon and the West Coast where everything centres around the turn of the tide, the early morning’s catch and stories from long ago. She is an author of children’s books, a journalist, a translator and a dreamer. In 2005 her book Lena se bottelboom was placed on Exclusive Books’ “Publisher’s Choice” List and in 2006 Maartens received an honourable mention at the Noma Awards. Twice she has also been a finalist at the ATKV’s Veertjie Awards: In 2006 for Lena se Bottelboom and in 2007 for a column.


ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Since the publication of Marjorie van Heerden’s first children’s picture book in 1983, more than 120 titles have been published with her as illustrator or writer/illustrator and her work has been translated into 34 languages and distributed in Africa, Britain, Europe, the East, Canada and the USA. Marjorie van Heerden has won numerous awards for her work including the 2011 W.B. Mkhize Award, handed out annually by the Usiba Writers’ Guild, for the Zulu version of Lulama’s long way home (Uhambo LukaLulama Olude), a picture book she wrote and illustrated, published by Giraffe Books, an imprint of Pan MacMillan. In 2012, Marjorie and author Alex D’Angelo won the M.E.R. Award (one of the Media24 Books Literary Awards) for the best illustrated children’s book published in South African during the previous year (2011) – they won for Goblin Diaries: Apprenticed to the Red Witch, published by Tafelberg Publishers (SA). This was the second time she had been awarded this prestigious award – the first time was in 2008 when she won it with author Wendy Hartmann for Nina and Little Duck, published in 2007 by Human & Rousseau.
Storiemuis: Omnibus (Book 6)
Author:  Leon Rousseau
Illustrators: Marjorie van Heerden. Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger
ISBN: 9780798168885
Date Released: 09 December 2016
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa). 2016
 
Storiemuis: Omnibus (Book 5)
Author:  Leon Rousseau
Illustrators: Marjorie van Heerden, Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger
ISBN: 9780798168861
Date Released: 20 September 2016
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa). 2016
StorieMuis Omnibus (Book 4)
Written by Leon Rousseau
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger 
ISBN: 9780798168847
Date Released: 20 June 2016
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa). 2016
StorieMuis Omnibus (Book 3)
Written by Leon Rousseau
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger
ISBN: 9780798168823
Date Released: 25 March 2016
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa). 2016
StorieMuis Omnibus (Book 2)
Written by Leon Rousseau
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger
ISBN: 9780798168809
Date Released: 02 November 2015
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa). 2015

StorieMuis Omnibus (Book 1)
Written by Leon Rousseau
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden, Johann Strauss and Karen Ahlschläger
ISBN: 9780798168786
Date Released: 20 October 2015
Publisher: Human & Rousseau (South Africa).


StorieMuis (“Story Mouse”) series by Leon Rousseau (http://www.nb.co.za/authors/989) for Human & Rousseau Publishers in Cape Town, published in 2015 and 2016. Marjorie is one of three illustrators commissioned for the six collections of stories and poems. These StorieMuis books, aimed at pre-readers, are part of the Storieman Series (Storieman books ), books of South African fiction and fairy tales for beginner and other young readers. Over the past three years six collections of stories have been published in this series - Marjorie illustrated four stories in Storieman books 1 and 2.
 
The Adventures of Willy Nilly and Thumper
Book One: The Lost treasure of Mount Methuselah

Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939368049
ISBN-13: 978-1939368041
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;  (December 3, 2016)
The Adventures of Willy Nilly and Thumper
Book Two: The Hermit's Last Hairs

ISBN-10: 1939368030
ISBN-13: 978-1939368034
Written by Jim Henry with Jimmy Patterson (USA)
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Willy Nilly Stories LLC; 1 edition (May 5, 2016)

Willy Nilly stories have been told in Jim Henry’s family for three generations. Like his grandfather and father before him, Jim continued the tradition by telling bedtime stories about Willy Nilly, first to his three children and later to his eleven grandchildren. Now, together with New York editor Simone Kaplan (previously editor at Henry Holt and at Harper Collins NY), Jim is in the process of publishing the first collection (six stories). A second collection is already on the drawing board.
For more information go to http://willynillyandthumper.com/ .

Blossoms of Scarlet
Written by Kiara Soobrayan
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Published by Maskew Miller Longman (Pearson Group) (SA) 2013
ISBN: 9780636146815

Blossoms of Scarlet is an exciting love story from a new voice in teenage fiction. This fantasy is packed with action and emotion and will transport its readers on a dramatic trip into another world.
“My gaze fell upon the family coat of arms on the carriage floor. It was dark purple, with snakes of the same colour winding around the edges. Unbidden, cold fear gripped me. What if this was to be the year that the Great Prophecy came true? I feared I would not be strong enough for the fight it would bring. But most of all, was afraid to have my people suffer under my reign.”
The Oracle has warned that the land of Orenda will be attacked by a powerful warrior, who is yet to be born. It is the duty of the beautiful young queen, Karalina, to lead the fight against this evil and vanquish the threat.
But will her powers as a Shape Shifter and Manipulator be enough? And can she summon the courage and wisdom she needs to make the right choice about her new suitor?
To buy the book: http://www.mml.co.za/book/9780636146815 and click on How-to-Order
Grandma Lim’s Persimmons
Written by Sunita Lad Bhamray, illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
ISBN: 9789670481074
Publisher: Oyez!Books, Malaysia.

Published: May 2013

Grandma Lim has a persimmon tree. One day she sees the biggest and most beautiful persimmon on the tree. She decides to save it for her granddaughter. But the persimmon went missing after a storm blew it off the tree. That’s when a centipede, a spider and a cat got involved to save the day.

About the Author:
Sunita Lad Bhamray is an educator by profession and a writer at heart. She believes that stories have a strong influence on children’s development. After a successful start with ‘Triumphs on the Turf’, her book on horse racing, she has written a number of stories for children and dedicates them to her students who have inspired her.
About the Illustrator:
Marjorie van Heerden is an award-winning illustrator from South Africa. From an early age she loved drawing and today her illustrations have appeared in more than 120 children’s books. She has been published as illustrator and / or author in 35 languages around the world.

Oyez!Books is an imprint of Integra MajuJaya Media
c/o Scallywags Bookshop, Lobby, Bangsar Puteri, Jalan Medang Serai, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
contact@oyezbookskids.com

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