Imelda and the Goblin King (Hardcover)
Filled with inventiveness and beautiful art, this is an unmissable story from a fresh new talent.
Far away behind the hills a girl called Imelda lives beside a fairy forest. Every day she ventures into the forest to play with her fairy friends. But within the deepest, darkest depths of the trees lives the worst creature of all—the Goblin King! When he kidnaps the Fairy Queen, the fairies call upon Imelda to help. Soon she has a cunning plan to turn the Goblin King into a worm and rid the forest of him for good!
About the Author
Briony May Smith studied illustration at Falmouth College, where she caught the eye of Flying Eye Books and her first picture book, Imelda and the Goblin King, was snapped up straight away! She currently works and lives in Sandhurst, England.
Enchantingly illustrated [...] delicious illustrations—jammed with pixies, fairies, toadstools, dragonflies and, at one point, pies and roasts and fruits and cakes
—Wall Street Journal
Blending a 1970s palette with an aesthetic that feels right at home with contemporary indie comics, Smith makes an assured debut as she brings a fresh look to an old-fashioned story of fairies, goblins, and comeuppances. […] an all-around satisfying read.
Smith’s lively illustrations fill each page with scratchy, loose figures, beautifully colored in a rich, saturated palette, all in an old-fashioned aesthetic that perfectly complements the timeless tale.
I LOVE the illustrations! They are absolutely beautiful and completely have my heart. Check this one out, you won’t regret it!
—Book Nerd Mommy