• The Islanders
  • Author – Helen Dunmore
  • Illustrator – Rebecca Cobb
  • Hardback £12.99
  • ISBN 9780956435026
  • 40 pages, 235 x 255 mm


Each year Robbie and his family stay at Tamsin’s mum’s cottage for their summer holidays. They love playing together on the beach exploring and building an imaginary world out of rocks, sand and seaweed.

On the last day of their holiday Robbie declares “I wish I didn’t have to go.” Tamsin and Robbie decide on a plan to keep them together a bit longer!

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 result was the glorious creations on these pages; three beautiful Cornish stories which have delighted children and families with their touching storylines and compelling illustrations.