Booklaunch for children’s book about Welsh valley miners

Another children’s book launch – today was for ‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’ by PETRA Publishing which I did the illustrations for earlier this year. Beautiful atmospheric and bittersweet Story by writer/poet/actor/performer Mike Church , written from conversations with miners and families of miners in Aberbargoed – my favourite children’s book to work on so far. The optimism in the story is there but I think it’s optional and for that reason I liked it a lot when I read it and worked on the illustrations with this thought in mind.

Below are photos of a few of the pages. Contact Petra Publishing to purchase.

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’. Written by Mike Church. Illustrated by Osian Grifford.

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’. Written by Mike Church. Illustrated by Osian Grifford. 

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’. Written by Mike Church. Illustrated by Osian Grifford.

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’. Written by Mike Church. Illustrated by Osian Grifford.

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‘The Mouse and the Coal Mine’. Written by Mike Church. Illustrated by Osian Grifford.

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3 Comments on “Booklaunch for children’s book about Welsh valley miners”

  1. Howard Jones says:

    I am interested in teaching my granddaughter, Megan, about coal mining in Wales and come across “The Mouse and the Coalmine”, however I cannot find anywhere I can buy it. Can you help please? I have contacted the author, Mike Church, but have had no response as yet.

    Diolch yn fawr.

    Howard Jones

    (A Northwalian living in Cheshire)

    • Hi Howard,
      Diolch am y neges –
      I’m waiting for a reply on who to put you in contact with to grab a copy – I will reply when I hear back – hopefully today.
      Osian
      (A Midwalian living Cardiff)

    • Ah Mr Church says he has been in contact with you and a book is on your way.
      If I’ve got you muddled with someone else and you haven’t spoken to Mike, please let me know


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