Five of Us

The Five of Us


Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: April 21, 2015
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 7 14 x 10
  • ISBN: 9781849763042
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario, and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day in the countryside, but by working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day. Teem­ing with Quentin Blake’s characteristic sense of fun and exuberant illustrations, The Five of Us is a powerful though subtle reminder that the world is a better place when we focus on what we can do rather than what we can’t.


"The message about talents coming in all shapes and sizes (and from all sorts of people) is loud and clear."
Publishers Weekly
"Blake’s line here is even looser and more energetic than usual, with every element—from child to bird to bus to bystander to cheese-and-pickle sandwich—suffused with personality. A loving celebration of diversity and inclusiveness is slipped in without comment."
The Horn Book Magazine

About the author

Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the illustration department from 1978 to 1986. His collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, as well as his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have established his reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators, and made him an inspiration for artists everywhere.