Adam Stower – The Bearded Genius

We took a trip to Brighton to meet up with King Coo creator Adam Stower in his studio to talk about his new book, The Curse of The Mummy’s Gold, published by David Fickling Books.

From picture book concept to fully fledged big fat fiction, The Curse of The Mummy’s Gold, is the second instalment in Adam’s raucous, laugh-a-minute King Coo fiction series. 

A mischievous band of heavily disguised robbers calling themselves the Midnight Mob hatch an elaborate plan to steal the Mummy’s treasure from the local museum. Will Ben be able to foil the robbers with the help of King Coo and her biscuit scented wombat sidekick Herbert? With its lavish illustrations and cast of madcap characters and zany contraptions - it makes the perfect read for reluctant readers or those seeking high jinx and adventure. It is that sense of freedom and joy in childhood that Adam was keen to capture as well as the importance of friendship and its pivotal role in the King Coo stories. A unique relationship blossoms between Ben Pole and King Coo, which becomes greater than the sum of its parts, enabling both to flourish. See the full interview with Adam over on our Vlog here.

Adam’s skill at capturing character with his energetic line leaps off the pages, the illustrations enrich the story and are full of humour and life. Three cheers for King Coo and her magnificent beard, hip hip hooray!
Adam Stower is represented by Arena Illustration

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