The Magic Hour
- Publication Date: October 29, 2019
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 9 5⁄8 x 9 5⁄8
- ISBN: 9781849766241
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Inspired by the world-famous John Singer Sargent painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, this charming book brings the Victorian subjects to life
One long, hot summer, Lily and Rose are playing in the garden of a large country house when they spot a strange light. It must be fairies! Determined to catch them, they sneak out at sunset to find the fairies. However, things aren’t always what they seem.
Will Lily and Rose be disappointed or will they find something that’s magic in its own way? Based on the world-famous John Singer Sargent painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, Ian Beck brings the subjects to life and reveals an inspirational world behind the painting.
About the author
Ian Beck is an illustrator and author living in London. He was the illustrator of the album cover of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and has written and illustrated numerous titles for children including The Teddy Robber, Tom Trueheart, Pastworld, and The Jungle Books.