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Cornish Cats who Went To Sea

NEW FOR 2022, a long-awaited new edition of a much-loved Cornish children’s title by the same author as our bestselling Mousehole Mice books, Michelle Cartlidge.

The Story of the Good Ship True Love

This is the true story Mr Ellis, and the boat he built in his small back yard in Penzance in 1906. The success of the venture made him famous and was documented by the local press and is captured in period photographs which can still be viewed today.

Michelle Cartlidge - Mousehole Mice

Michelle Cartlidge is the illustrator and author of our bestselling series of delightful children’s story books, all set in and around Mousehole in Cornwall, and featuring the mouse characters so beloved in this magical series.

Helen Dunmore and Rebecca Cobb

Mabecron Books introduced award-winning and much-loved author Helen Dunmore to young upcoming illustrator Rebecca Cobb who was just starting out on her highly successful career (Rebecca went on to illustrate for Richard Curtis and Julia Donaldson as well as her own titles).


The Sea Dragins Wild Adventure

Mabecron’s follow up title to the highly successful Lonely Sea Dragon brought together Helen Dunmore and Michael Foreman. This time the Little Sea Dragon sets out on a wild and surprising adventure with his friend Ailla the Mer girl.

James Rabbit and the Giggleberries

Will James Rabbit ever earn enough to feed his large family of bunnies?

Tinners Hare

A magical and original story telling of the Tinners Hare symbol and how and why a family of hares await the ‘right Moon’. When it arrives, it signifies the time for their age-old dance, celebrating the ending of the summer season and the moment when a young hare is chosen to join the dance.

Cornish Tales

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The Garden Giant

A wild storm came out of nowhere and along with it, a giant. A giant girl who could hush the storm and save the town. After all she did for them the townspeople wanted to find a place where the giant girl could live.

The Sleeping Garden

The Sleeping Garden tells the true story of The Lost Gardens of Heligan and how this beautiful Cornish Garden fell into neglect and silence following the outbreak of The Great War. In 1990 it was rediscovered and eventually brought back to life, now taking its place as one of the most visited destinations in Cornwall.

Pop-up Cornwall

Pop -Up Cornwall is an enchanting, journey through the Cornish Landscape.

The book features beautiful artwork and exciting Pop-Up interactions with many of the fascinating places and experiences to be enjoyed during a real or virtual visit to Cornwall.

High Tide

Who is the mysterious ‘Uncle Larry’? And why were Archie and Ella suddenly sent away from their home in London to stay with him in faraway Cornwall. Before long they find themselves embroiled in a world of intrigue and mortal danger trying to work out a secret that Archie keeps within him … but cannot remember what it is!


This is the incredible true story of Thomas Pellow, a young Cornish boy who sailed out to sea with his uncle and was captured by Barbary Pirates. They were shipwrecked enroute to North Africa and young Thomas was taken to the slave markets where he was sold to the infamous Sultan Ismail.

Sea of Storms

Over the centuries the perilous coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have become the graveyard for thousands of ships. This book tells the dramatic stories of twenty one of these shipwrecks, carefully curated to represent the different eras of Sail, Steam and Modern Technology.

Soggy the Bear Series

A chance meeting between Illustrator Michael Foreman and Master Mariner Phil Moran began this creative collaboration and led to a life-long friendship. Phil’s real-life harbourside house with its balcony and astounding views is the setting for the Soggy Bear stories.

Treasure from the Sea

Lisa Woollett is an expert on mudlarking and understands the natural world of the seashore and the objects which end up there. In this beautiful book, illustrated by Sarah McCartney, she guides us through the magic of beachcombing.

Sam and the Seagulls

Sam is intrigued by the Seagulls wheeling and diving and displaying in the sky around his house. Grandpa helps him learn about the different species of these remarkable birds and their habits and behaviors

Christmas in Cornwall

It’s Christmas Eve and Cornwall is blanketed by heavy snow. Two little girls are eagerly awaiting Christmas while out to sea their fisherman father needs some very special extra help.

The Mermaid’s Christmas Adventure

While enjoying his summer holidays incognito, Father Christmas meets a young mermaid named Morvoren as he was fishing on the beach.


Now in its fourth reprint Pasties is the definitive book on the subject. It is filled with delicious recipes, and curious fascinating facts about this famous historical Cornish meal-in-one. This little book is Lindsey Barham’s homage to the Cornish Pasty, explaining the origins and folklore and including over fifty delicious variations of the pasty from all over the world.

Westcountry Cakes and Assorted Fancies

Westcountry Cakes and Fancies takes the baker – and reader – on a delicious journey through the four West Country counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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