May 16 2013 0

The Fearsome Beastie has won the 2013 Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award! This prestigious award is now in it’s 8th year and Some 600 pupils at ten schools in and around Hawick take part in a season of reading, reviewing, author visits and workshops, building to a glittering award ceremony in the Heart of Hawick arts hub, when they get to decide their favourite book of the year.

Giles Paley-Phillips picking up his award

Giles Paley-Phillips picking up his award

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Apr 30 2013 0

The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips is the sort of book that doesn’t come along very often: an old-fashioned fairy story with horror, humour and an axe-wielding Granny – exactly the type of story that I loved as a kid. The wonderfully catchy rhyming couplets, combined with Gabriele Antonini’s  beautiful, quirky and distinctive illustrations make The Fearsome Beastie a book that is simply crying out for an animated adaptation.

And we’re delighted to be the animation studio that gets to make it.

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