We can now reveal that in 2018 four new books written and illustrated by Clare Elsom will be published by Oxford University Press. Aimed at ages 5 and up, the series star Horace and Harriet (and Barry the pigeon, of course).
Lord Commander Horatio Frederick Wallington Nincompoop Maximus Pimpleberry the Third (or Horace, for short) has been a statue in Princes Park for hundreds of years. But after suffering endless pranks, graffiti and mountains of pigeon poo, Horace has had JUST ABOUT ENOUGH. He decides it's time to get off his pedestal . . . and he walks away.
Surely he can find a better home?
One suitable for such a fine commander?
Assisted by his new friend Harriet (she's seven and a quarter years old and definitely NOT a statue) Horace tackles modern life in his quest to find the perfect place to live. 'Horace and Harriet are Captain Pugwash and Tom the Cabin Boy for today's generation!
In her author/illustrator debut, Clare Elsom has created highly designed layouts and a stylish limited-colour palette. There is humour and heart in the relationship between the pompous Horace and the resourceful Harriet that children will love.’