Featuring stunning illustrations from Ben Mantle, the book has the lovable McDarkly as its protagonist, whose swamp is invaded by an arrogant King…
McDarkly lives quietly all on his own, growing orchids in his dank swamp, until one day his peace is disturbed by an arrogant king who wants to turn the swamp into a roller-skate park.
McDarkly has ten days to prove that the swamp isn’t damp and dark, but an enchanted world.
Can he do it, or will he risk losing his home forever?
The gorgeous cover was revealed with this stunning animation:
ONE MONTH today until 'King of the Swamp' is published!
Here's a sneak peek of how he likes to spend his time!!
— Catherine Emmett (@Emmett_Cath) July 20, 2020
Catherine Emmett grew up in Newcastle and was an avid reader from a young age. She spent 14 years working in an office before deciding to follow her passion and write picture books. Catherine now lives in rural Essex with her husband and three sons and is a full-time writer.
We are so excited for this beautiful book to be out in the world.