Mr. Filkins in the Desert
- Publication Date: September 28, 2021
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 11
- ISBN: 978-1-84976-750-7
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Renowned illustrator and storyteller Quentin Blake shows us that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life
When Mr. Flikins sets off for his ninetieth birthday party, he has no idea how eventful the journey will be. Crossing the desert to visit his family, armed only with a picnic, a walking stick, and an umbrella, Mr. Flikins faces (and hides from) many remarkable dangers. Luckily he has in his backpack something quite ordinary that turns out to have extraordinary powers.
With this characteristically beautiful new adventure story, celebrated author and illustrator Quentin Blake shows us, with the wisdom born of a lifetime observing humans and other creatures, that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life.
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. In addition to being known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.