The Tiger Who Came to Tea author Judith Kerr to release first new children's book in 37 years

Kerr has written and illustrated 'Mister Cleghorn's Seal' and it's out in September

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She wrote some of our most-loved children's books back in the Sixties and Seventies and now, Judith Kerr has announced the release of a new illustrated novel.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit author may be 92, but she has proved that age is but a number with the announcement of Mister Cleghorn's Seal, due out on 10 September this year.

Kerr's first words and pictures book since A Small Person Far Away in 1978 is inspired by a tale her German-Jewish father Alfred once told her about the time he found an abandoned seal pup and raised it on his balcony.

Mr Cleghorn finds Charlie the pup while on a trip to the seaside and they embark on a "charmingly chaotic adventure" together.

There will be multiple editions of Mister Cleghorn's Seal, a hardback version and an audiobook voiced by Bill Nighy with an afterword from Kerr.

 

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