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Christine Leeson - Author

As I was illustrating children's books at the same time writing children's books, I adopted the pen name of Christine Leeson. This ensured that there was no confusion when my stories were illustrated by artists other than myself.

I was fortunate to have my stories illustrated by some of the UK's most talented Illustrators; including Joanne Moss, Tim Warnes, Gaby Hansen, Jane Chapman and Andy Ellis. Being an Illustrator myself it was both magical and enlightening to see my stories transformed by their pictures.

I am not currently writing any books.

Here is the bibliography of my past works published as Christine Leeson.

Crafty Little Freddie

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Joanne Moss

 

 

 

Little Freddie thinks he is the craftiest fox in the world. He goes to every length to avoid catching his supper. "You're far too clever for your own good," his mother says. But Freddie doesn't believe her. One day, as he tries to make another easy catch, he gets more than he bargains for .. This witty, cautionary tale about an over-confident but endearing fox cub is illustrated in fine detail by an artist who has great empathy with the countryside and its creatures.

Squirrel's Secret Store

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Joanne Moss

 

 

 

It was autumn, and Squirrel was gathering in food for the long winter ahead. As the cold -weather approached, none of the other animals could find anything to eat. Squirrel had stripped every tree and bush of its fruit, and what was more, he wouldn't share any of it. One winter's day, when Squirrel was really hungry, he went to his secret store to get some fruit —but he didn't know he was in for a nasty shock!

Davy's Scary Journey

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Tim Warnes

 

 

 

When summer ends and the swallows fly off  to distant lands, Davy the duckling decides to go there, too. It's a long and scary journey, with sharks in the sea, high mountains to climb, and wild beasts crouching in the desert. Will Davy ever reach the end of his journey

 

Molly and the Storm

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Gaby Hansen

 

 

 

Molly and the mice are caught in a storm. The other animals offer shelter but their nests are too high, too small or too crowded. At last the mice find a safe place but Molly can't settle. She is worried about their friends. So she sets off into the storm to find them.

 

 

"Will capture the imagination of any child..truly enchanting" 
Practical Pre-School.

The Gift of Christmas

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Gaby Hansen

 

 

 

It's Christmas and Molly Mouse is out in the woods, looking for Christmas decorations. It seems that everything she finds belongs to someone else. Maybe, though, because it's Christmas, every animal is feeling generous, and Molly soon has everything she needs for her special tree. But Molly feels disappointment. The tree needs just one, magical, finishing touch .. .

The Snow Angel

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Jane Chapman

 

 

 

Two little mice are playing in the snow one Christmas morning when they see an angel. Soaring through the sky, with sunshine gleaming on its wings, it is breathtaking and magical.


But as they watch, the angel swoops, flutters and tumbles to the ground. Is there anything the mice can do to help the lost and lonely angel before it is too late?

 

 

An unforgettable story of kindness, from the author of THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS: "A lively and engaging tale which will capture the imagination of any child."

Practical Pre-School magazine

Just For You

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Andy Ellis

 

 

 

When the little mice break Mum's birthday present they must find another one for her - quickly, before she wakes up! But each time they find something that's just right someone comes along who needs it more . .

 

 

A heart-warming tale by the author of THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS: "Will capture the imagination of any child of four plus . . truly enchanting."

Practical Pre-school

Too Busy for Benjie

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Andy Ellis

 

 

 

Benjie Beaver's family are always busy. They work when the sun shines and they work when it rains. They're far too busy to play with Benjie! When Benjie skips off to play with the squirrels and the ducks, his sister Bess is cross. She thinks that he should be working too, but Benjie has a surprise for his busy family!

The Magical Snowman

Author: Christine Leeson
Illustrations: Andy Ellis

 

 

 

Little Rabbit has made a wonderful snowman. He doesn't want to leave him! "He is just a snowman," says Daddy. "He isn't real." But when Little Rabbit gets lost in the snow, a soft light sparkles through the trees and a very special friend appears to take him on a magical journey home ..

 

A heartwarming story that will captivate the imagination of young readers, with a sparkling finish throughout.