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Aife and Stray
Seven Style Secrets for a Perilous Party
Written by Stevie Westgarth
Illustrated by Emily Ford
An unexpected invitation to Prunella Bon Bon's party throws the lives of Aife and Stray into turmoil.
Prunella is cool and popular and drinks iced cappuccinos! For a shy child and a partially sighted pig, this is a NIGHTMARE!
In a desperate attempt to fit in with the cool crew they seek the advice of seven colourful style gurus.
But appearances are deceptive, perfection is an illusion and fitting in... is it really all it's cracked up to be?
Stevie Westgarth was born on a farm in Cumbria. He moved to London in 2000 to study Zoology at UCL. It was here he interned for a styling agency and began working at Dazed and Confused and Another Magazine. After ten years working as a fashion stylist Stevie decided to leave fashion and the UK to work in a primate sanctuary in South Africa.
On his return he moved to a wonky old house in Cumbria. He is currently menswear fashion editor of Hunger Magazine. Stevie splits his time between Cumbria and London and he is an active and proud member of the LGBTQ community. This is Stevie’s first children’s book.
Emily Ford is a freelance illustrator from Cumbria. From a young age she had a passion for storytelling and reading, which inspired her to create her own imaginary worlds populated with characters and magic.
After studying for a degree in illustration she began working on children's books inspired by classic fairy tales and comics. Emily collaborated with her friend Stevie Westgarth to create Aife and Stray: Seven Style Secrets for a Perilous Party. This is her first children's book.