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27th October 2020
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Edie’s Little White Lie – A Horace & Nim Story


When Edie tells her best friend, Kay, that she loves her singing voice and how special it is, she isn’t expecting Kay to run off and enter a talent show that she hasn’t a hope of winning. Edie was only trying to cheer her up after Polecat Mac said how terrible Kay’s voice was (and it’s not good). Talent judges can be pretty cruel, and the audiences even worse. Will Kay blame Edie for her humiliation? Will their friendship even survive?

Horace and Nim try to help out, but things look pretty grim for the well-meaning duck.

This latest book in the Horace & Nim series is another gem, beautifully illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje, with a heart-warming story of friendship that children and parents alike will enjoy.

Edie’s Little White Lie by Chantal Bourgonje

ISBN: 9781787116993
UPC: 6-36847-01699-9


£6.99(UK), $9.99(US), 12.99(CAN)

• A charming story about friendship and honesty
• Edie means well, but sometimes good intentions can backfire
• Kay has to conquer her fears, and not worry about being laughed at ...
• ... and learns that sometimes it’s worth taking a risk in life
• A beautifully illustrated children’s book, from the Horace & Nim series



Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets.

Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, the countryside and the living creatures in it.
In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards. Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, published by Tizio. One was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.

She has now illustrated three books in the Horace & Nim series, co-written with partner David Hoskins.

Place of birth: Emmeloord, the Netherlands • Hometown: Little Cheverell • Nearest city: Devizes

HK5699 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • 37 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787116-99-3 • UPC: 6-36847-01699-9
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