Meet the people behind the book

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The winning team from Four Dwellings Academy

Welcome to our book, Curse of the Nomed. We are all students from Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham. In 2018 we took part in the ‘Look at Our Book’ competition to create a story that will help pupils with their move to secondary school. Imagine how excited we were to be crowned winners! We had so much fun working as a team and creating the characters that have been brought to life in this book.






Our Coach Jess

B B Taylor

Meet B B Taylor – Birmingham based children’s author and daydreamer extraordinaire. With over 15 books released so far and endless others in the pipeline, there are no limits to her imagination. From yetis to zombies to raccoons (yes real ones) and fairies galore, she loves to write about anything that whisks you away from the real world. She has spent the last decade working with children and young people in a variety of roles from sharing stories to teaching about animals and loves travelling and learning new things.

Holly Bushnell

Meet Holly Bushnell – Liverpool based illustrator and mermaid in disguise. Holly has illustrated over 20 books from fairy and monster books to adventures of a little lamb called Lamby. Holly has not only illustrated books but has also illustrated schools too, creating beautiful murals for a range of schools, inspired by classic stories from around the world. She also creates artwork for one off commissions from presents to displays (even a truck once!). Holly can create whole worlds with her artwork as well as turning real life people into avatars too!

Jessica Wilkes Reading
Corporate Responsibility Officer, Wesleyan

Jess raises money for numerous charities and good causes and is the primary driving force behind the whole ‘Look at our book’ project. She is the Corporate Responsibility Officer at Wesleyan, who are so kindly supporting Partnership for Children as their chosen Charity of the Year. Her resourceful and energetic personality is guaranteed to ensure this project is going to be one to be remembered.

Explore Our World

Read about our main characters, the background of the story and how we are supporting Partnership for Children.

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