Two brave explorers venture beyond the brambles to face whatever their imaginations can muster. But will they heed their parent’s warnings and avoid the infamous Bramble Beast? Celebrate the magic of summer, in a heartwarming tale of adventure and independence.
The follow-up to their much loved debut, The Outside Is Inside, which was highly commended by Roger McGough CBE, and praised by the likes of John Lloyd CBE, The BBC’s Dan Walker and Cariad Lloyd.
Commended by children’s mental health professionals for encouraging imaginative play and independence in an increasingly sedentary and screen-dominated world.
Beyond The Brambles is the second beautifully presented book from Joe Moorwood and Anna Stephenson. The story, and accompanying imagery, celebrate the magic of nature, as experienced by a young sister and brother on a summer’s day adventure. In this heart-warming tale of independence, the two siblings venture beyond the brambles to face whatever their imaginations can muster. But will they heed their parent’s warnings and avoid the infamous Bramble Beast? The story’s themes are multilayered, insightful and positive, offering both inspiration and nostalgia (with a twist).
About the author
Joe Moorwood, a Sheffield-based Firefighter, author and father of two, had his first book published with the support of Blackadder and QI producer John Lloyd, CBE. His first two books for Great Northern, The Yorkshire Meaning of Liff and Yorkshire Wisdom have sold over 10,000 copies. Then last year, with the help of Anna, his sister, he realised his ambition to create a timeless children’s picture book for all generations. The Outside Is Inside was highly commended by Roger McGough CBE (The Caterpillar Poetry Prize) and described as “an absolutely ageless piece of work” by John Lloyd CBE. Now, Joe’s highly anticipated followup, Beyond The Brambles, offers a pleasingly natural progression from his debut, and is sure to entertain young and old readers alike.
About the illustrator
Anna Stephenson, professional artist, trainee art psychotherapist, qualified teacher, and mother of three, creates vibrant and unique lino print collages from her home studio in Sheffield. Her eye catching illustrations bring characters and situations to life, creating a sense of everyday relatable magic. The images are created with bold patterns and detailed texture.