Out on 16 March 2023

Royal Animals

Julia Golding

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

Ages 6-8
16 March 2023
48 pages


A lusciously illustrated history of royal animals in Britain from 1066 to the present day, with a foreword by Sir Michael Morpurgo.

Why do the three lions on the British crest look so much like leopards? When did the first elephant set foot on British soil? Was there really a polar bear who fished in the river Thames?

Full of bizarre and astounding facts and amazing true animal stories, learn all about King Charles's spaniels, Queen Victoria's elephant and, of course, Queen Elizabeth II's corgis. The perfect gift for animal lovers.

Royal Animals is engagingly written, with stunning artwork from Emily Sutton, the illustrator of Everyone Sang, William Sieghart's poetry collection. Emily is also the illustrator of Paddington creator Michael Bond's Castle Mice series.

Royal Animals: An Illustrated History is a fascinating exploration of 1000 years of royal animals, written by Julia Golding, the author of The Queen's Wardrobe illustrated by Kate Hindley.