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.
Children's best reads 2015
Children's best reads 2015
1/11 The Most Wonderful Thingin the World
Vivian French & Angela Barrett: The Most Wonderful Thing in the World (Walker 7+) - A Venetian Princess can only be won by the best - least expected - gift. Exquisitely heart-felt.
2/11 Mountford School For Ghosts
Toby Ibbotson: Mountford School For Ghosts (Macmillan 8+) - A supremely funny, gripping caper.
3/11 Jessica’s Ghost
Andrew Norriss: Jessica’s Ghost (David Fickling 11+) - Why can a lonely boy see and talk to a ghost? A spooky comedy turns into a heartening account of teenage depression especially for boys.
4/11 The Little Gardener
Emily Hughes: The Little Gardener (Flying Eye Books 6+) - A tiny gardener delights in the garden that is his home but it is dying, until a human child helps. Gentle and moving.
5/11 Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders: Five Children on the Western Front (Faber, 9+) - E Nesbit's children fight in the First World War. Can they save each other and the Psammead? Outstanding 2015 Costa children's winner asks deep questions about courage and tyranny.
6/11 Ten Little Dinosaurs
Ten Little Dinosaurs: Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty
7/11 Deep Water
Lu Hersey: Deep Water (Usborne 12+) - Danni's mother disappears, her Dad takes her to Cornwall and she is battling old evil with new magic. Mslexia prize-winner; excellent.
Ali Sparkes: Car-Jacked (OUP 8+) - A genius boy with asthma is accidentally kidnapped by a bank-robber. Who will win the chase? Full of clever twists and genuine humanity.
9/11 Buffalo Soldier
Tanya Landman: Buffalo Soldier (Walker 12+) - Former slave Charlie steals a dead man's clothes to win freedom. Gripping, vivid, superb, the 2015 winner of the Carnegie Medal.
10/11 Finding Audrey
Sophie Kinsella: Finding Audrey (Doubleday 12+) - Bullied girl gets agoraphobia, but finds hope in sharply sensitive story from the queen of romantic comedy.
Anthony McGowan: Pike (Barrington Stoke 8-14+) - Written in direct, dramatic language, a boy and his disabled brother brave deep waters and brutal gangsters in search of gold.