Dear friends, Welcome! And thank you for reading my first ever newsletter! You may have heard that my first picture book, ‘Little Echo’ will be published next month. On June 17th to be exact. I'm very excited for Little Echo to head out into world -- it's a truly wonderful and lucky thing to get to share a story, so in this first letter, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about how the very first inklings of the story started....
I remember some of those mountains - lovely to read that’s where the story began!
Ah, that was lovely. Great work, Al.
This is the loveliest newsletter! I became a child and listened to this story with wide hears and dreamy eyes! Looking forward to the book and to hear more of these tales
Such a great character .. looking forward to the next instalment!
I loved reading this Al and I'm really looking forward to buying Little Echo and to Letter 2. Beautifully written and explained with fascination illustrations.
Wow! Great to read this Al- what an inspiring story. We are often near Langdale so I’ll have to go in search of Sickle Tarn and the cave. Sounds like my kind of place. Here’s my rhyme I heard/dreamt up as a child to help me remember cave stuff; Stalagtites hold ‘tight’ to the ceiling and stalagmites ‘might’ grow tall enough to reach it one day. It’s very useful when conversing with cave dwelling Echos.
So lovely to hear how Little Echo caught your imagination. Can’t wait to read the next instalment and get the book.
It was so interesting to read the background to Little Echo. I look forward to meeting him in June. Excellent illustrations.
Congratulations on your first newsletter Al. What a beautiful, magical tale. Can’t wait to meet Little Echo next month.
I really loved reading about how Little Echo’s story was born and the illustrations are wonderful! Excited to see how her character develops and to get my preordered copy next month!
I cannot wait to read Little Echo! It’s beautiful Al! And I absolutely love these illustrations! x
Love the book and I cant wait for the next newsletter 👍
Wonderful Al! Can’t wait to see it.