David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David lives in Arles, France.
Melric and the Sorcerer
(Paperback) - 2014
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SynopsisMore power, demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the kings wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows.
'David McKee is a genius.' The Times
'A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation.' - Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph