Troubador Joanie May, The London Girl

Released: 28/11/2020

ISBN: 9781800461451

Format: Paperback

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Joanie May, The London Girl


Inspired by tales from author Laura Reynolds’ grandmother’s childhood and her penchant for fun sayings and riddles, Joanie May, The London Girl, introduces children to Cockney Rhyming Slang in a playful and poetic way. Set in 1950s Essex, Illustrator Lucie Sheridan brings the story to life with cute and captivating illustrations, portraying Joanie May’s adventures in a which children will love. Ideal for preschool age children, the almost forgotten about Cockney Rhyming Slang dialect is revisited for a new generation.

Fab book, really original and fun!

by Kat

A charming little book with a nod towards Old London Town through the eyes of the authors Grandmother. Beautifully written and illustrated. A joy for any age group.

by Clare Ashford

Fantastic little book. Easy to read to read to young ones and great for not so young ones to be reminded of the cockney slang.

by Lesley

Laura Reynolds

Laura Reynolds is a content creator based in Chelmsford, Essex. On a long car journey at the start of 2020, she decided to use her interest in language to write her first children’s picture book, Joanie May. Inspired by her grandmother’s childhood stories, she imagined reading it to her own children, Eli and Jude, to make sure it was perfect. It was soon after writing it, she set about working with her favourite illustrator Lucie Sheridan, to bring Joanie May and her adventures to life. Laura hopes to put pen to paper again in the future to create further playful kids’ books.

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