CHILDREN'S AUTHOR, ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

Web page © Cameron Cunningham
All graphics © Val Biro unless otherwise stated

A TEACHING RESOURCE

GUMDROP


Hero of the 37 Gumdrop picture books
Picture by Neill Oakley

 

NEW

Own your own 1:43 scale model of Gumdrop

Follow the link below to Oxford Diecast Models

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE VAL BIRO STORY

Large print for little readers.
Stories for reading or listening to.

 

"Hello dear visitor.

I am Horace your guide through these pages and I would like to tell you all about a very special man that I know.

I don't mean Mr. Oldcastle my owner.

No, I mean Val Biro the author and artist who brought Gumdrop and me to life.

Just in case you are a bit confused about us the picture on the right shows myself, Mr. Oldcastle and Gumdrop.

Val is very learned and a gifted artist and I would like to tell you about his life and work and to give you a glimpse of his prodigious talent.
( I don't really know what that big word means but Mr. Oldcastle tells me that it is the very best word to describe Val's work.)

Oh dear!!

I almost forgot to tell you about Cameron up in Scotland. As my paws don't type very well he is helping me to build these web pages.

While Cameron was building web pages about the late Nigel Tranter, 'Scotlands Storyteller' he saw that Val had designed over 30 book cover illustrations for Nigel's books.

Cameron wanted to know more about Val Biro so, after a phone call, Val sent Cameron a copy of our adventures in Scotland. That was the time we met the Loch Ness Monster.

The result of that phone call is this web site. So please scroll down and enjoy the pages all about Val and his work."

 

NEW FROM AWARD PUBLICATIONS

Published October 2010
click the link to Award Publications below.

 

HOMEPAGE LINKS

You can get back here from all pages

MAINLY FOR CHILDREN

"HOW GUMDROP GOT HIS NAME "

"HOW MR.OLDCASTLE, GUMDROP AND HORACE BECAME FRIENDS"

" GUMDROP AND VAL VISIT SCHOOLS "

"DETAILS ABOUT ALL 37 GUMDROP BOOKS"

" EXAMPLES OF VAL'S RE-TELLING OF CHILDREN'S CLASSICS"

"WHERE VAL LIVES"

"THE TOWER OF LONDON MAP"

"THE VERY FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK VAL PRODUCED"

"VAL'S BEST SELLING CHILDREN'S BOOK"

"VAL AND GUMDROP VISIT BORDERS BOOKS, NEWBURY"

CHILDREN'S BOOKS, DVDs AND MODEL CAR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

"AWARD PUBLICATIONS LIMITED -- BOOKS"

"OXFORD DIECAST MODELS"

"FARNHAM FILM COMPANY --DVDs"

MAINLY FOR ADULTS

" HOW VAL CAME TO BE AN ARTIST"

" EXAMPLES OF VAL'S WORK FOR FAMOUS AUTHORS"

"VAL'S WORK FOR THE RADIO TIMES"

 

 

"PLEASE SIGN MY GUESTBOOK"

"It is nice to know who is visiting.

If you want a question answered then please send an e-mail to Cameron using the following link."

SEND AN E-MAIL TO CAMERON

 

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