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Elena de Roo & Hannah Peck

Elena and Hannah are the author and illustrator of To Catch a Cloud, an epic picture book story, full of danger wrapped up as a sea shanty.

Elena de Roo is an enormously talented poet who lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand and has been writing for children since 2004. She has had a number of stories, poems, plays and readers published including The Rain Train.


Hannah Peck is an author and illustrator based in Brighton who has illustrated many books including Nevermoor, Rita’s Rabbit and My Butterfly Bouquet.

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To Catch a Cloud

An epic story, full of danger wrapped up as a sea shanty from enormously talented poet Elena de Roo and rising star illustrator Hannah Peck.

I spy a cloud go floating by
Where do you go, Cloud, so high?

To the sea
She sings
Where the wild gulls fly
Then catch me if you can
I cry
We race each other to the sea
Can”t catch me, Cloud
Can’t catch me

A boy and a dog follow a cloud out to sea, but as the weather worsens he relies on the whales and waves to bear him home.

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