ABOUT THE BOOKS
THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM
Gorgeous words and stunning illustrations combine in a book for anyone aged 8-80, by internationally renowned papercut artist Rob Ryan. Rob Ryan has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty, Fortnum and Mason and Tatty Devine, amongst others.
This is a story about a prince. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone who already felt small feel even smaller. He rarely saw his parents, who were always busy being the King and Queen; and, unlike other children, the Prince never spent time dreaming about what he would be when he grew up because he knew that when his father died, he would become King. It was his destiny.
The only person who treated the Prince like a normal child was the Bootman. Understanding that everyone needs something to call their own, the Bootman gave the Prince a pen with invisible ink and a special torch that allowed him to create a world that only he could see.
One night, as the Prince was drawing on the curtains that surrounded his bed, he noticed a small hole and beyond that a trapdoor, which led to the attic. And in the attic he found a window and a way to sneak out of the palace and experience the real world…
THE KINGDOM REVEALED
This is a story about a young boy who doesn’t want to be King. What he wants, more than anything, is to be normal.
So one night, he runs away from the palace. He climbs out of his four-poster bed, disappears through a hidden door in the ceiling, creeps down a long-forgotten passageway, opens a small window and leaves behind everything he’s ever known.
At first, the world outside the palace seems a magical place that the King delights in exploring. But with no friends to call on, no money in his pocket, in fact nothing apart from the clothes he is wearing, it isn’t long before the young King realises that life on his own is going to be full of challenges.
Meanwhile, Lord Von Dronus, the most senior of all the King’s courtiers, is determined to find the young King before anyone realises he’s disappeared.
Beautiful, touching and surprising, The Kingdom Revealed is about appreciating the everyday and learning what matters most.
HOW TO ENTER
Comment on this article with your favourite Rob Ryan book or retweet this post including @designjuices in your tweet. We recommend you follow @RobRyan_Art + @designjuices on twitter. Buy The Invisible Kingdom & The Kingdom Revealed on Amazon today.
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2. Prize(s) are one copy of The Invisible Kingdom for two winners & one copy of The Kingdom Revealed for two winners.
3. The Giveaway runs from Wednesday 12th November until Friday 21st November 2014.
4. Design Juices will pick each winner at random.
5. You have 7 days to claim your prize when the winner is announced.