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Harry Horse

Harry Horse

Biography

A former political cartoonist, Harry Horse wrote and illustrated stories of epic adventures - to the Arctic, Australia and America. His best-loved character is undoubtedly Roo - the spirited dog. And, yes, Roo really does exist. Indeed, she has even been interviewed and says that "writing is quite easy - I don't know what all the fuss is about."

THE BASICS
Born: Coventry, May 9th 1960
Died: January 2007
Jobs: Illustrator and Writer
Lives: Edinburgh
First Book: The Opopogo - My Journey With The Loch Ness Monster, 1983

THE BOOKS
Harry Horse was well on the way to becoming a lawyer, when he decided instead to flee to Scotland to pursue a career as an illustrator. After a couple of commissions, Harry made an impressive debut as author and artist with The Opopogo - My Journey with the Loch Ness Monster in 1983.

It would be ten years before Harry's next book, although he continued to illustrate othe...

Interview

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:
Coventry; 1960

FAVOURITE BOOK:
The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION:
My five-string banjo

FAVOURITE SONG:
'The Swimming Song' by Loudon Wainwright III

FAVOURITE FILM:
Once Upon a Time in America

When did you start writing?
I began writing as a child and enjoyed English above all subjects, apart from art. My English teachers were all good at school but Mr Nicholas Dakin was my inspiration. When I was about seventeen he suggested that I consider writing as a career. He introduced me to many fine books and was the first person to try to teach me that you should write what you know. It has taken me many years to put it into practice and I'm still learning what it really means.

Where do you get your ideas?
The Last Polar Bears, The Last Gold Diggers and The Last Cowboys were all inspired by ...

Bibliography

Published by Puffin

Little Rabbit's Christmas jacket image
  • Little Rabbit's Christmas
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  • Paperback: Oct 04 2007
  • 3 - 5 years
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  • Little Rabbit's New Baby
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  • Hardback: Mar 01 2007
  • 3 - 5 years
Little Rabbit Goes to School jacket image
  • Little Rabbit Goes to School
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 30 2006
  • 3 - 5 years
The Last Castaways jacket image
  • The Last Castaways
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Apr 03 2003
  • 3 - 5 years
Little Rabbit Lost jacket image
  • Little Rabbit Lost
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 06 2003
  • 3 - 5 years
The Last Polar Bears jacket image
  • The Last Polar Bears
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Oct 04 2001
  • 5 - 8 years
Little Rabbit Lost jacket image
  • Little Rabbit Lost
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Apr 07 2005
  • 0 - 3 years
The Last Polar Bears jacket image
  • The Last Polar Bears
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Apr 03 2003
  • 5 - 8 years
The Last Polar Bears jacket image
  • The Last Polar Bears
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Nov 21 2013
  • 7 - 9 years