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David Parkins


Tundra’s David Parkins is the award-winning illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, studying wildlife illustration. He then went to Lincoln College of Art for three years, and has been a freelance illustrator since his graduation in 1979. He spent several years at the beginning of his career producing illustrations for educational publishers, and has earned most of his keep drawing for the British cartoon, The Beano. David Parkins lives in England with his wife and nine-year-old daughter.

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 56 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-948-1 (0-88776-948-9)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Hunter!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769481
Our Price: $7.99
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Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-949-8 (0-88776-949-7)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Pumpkin!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769498
Our Price: $7.99
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Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 64 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-954-2 (0-88776-954-3)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769542
Our Price: $7.99
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Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as an eBook.

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-219-6 (1-77049-219-4)

October 12, 2010 | $7.99

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It's Not about the Rose!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492196
Our Price: $7.99


Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series...

Also available as a trade paperback.

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Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 104 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-0-88776-905-4 (0-88776-905-5)

September 14, 2010 | $8.99

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Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769054
Our Price: $8.99
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Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a...

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Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-227-1 (1-77049-227-5)

September 14, 2010 | $8.99

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Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492271
Our Price: $8.99


Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero.

PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a...

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Miskeen
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-000-0 (1-77049-000-0)

June 5, 2009 | $8.99

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Miskeen
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490000
Our Price: $8.99


Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often...

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Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-003-1 (1-77049-003-5)

May 8, 2009 | $8.99

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Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490031
Our Price: $8.99


The true story of a gentle hero who won hearts and affection for
his commitment to “serve and protect.”

A big boy right from the start, Brig was a Belgian draft cross, or grade horse, with just the right temperament to earn his place on the Mounted Unit of the Toronto...

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Don't Go Near the Water!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-1-77049-055-0 (1-77049-055-8)

May 8, 2009 | $7.99

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Don't Go Near the Water!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490550
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Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys’ imaginations run as swiftly as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from...

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Fosta
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-004-8 (1-77049-004-3)

May 8, 2009 | $8.99

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Fosta
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490048
Our Price: $8.99


If nature had taken its course, Fosta would never have lived. But thanks to quick and loving intervention, the plucky little foal did survive. In the first few moments of his life, he was stolen from his dame by an expectant mare. When she had no milk to give him, he...

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JB Andrew
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-002-4 (1-77049-002-7)

May 8, 2009 | $8.99

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JB Andrew
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490024
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He was born, wild and free, in the vast mountainous scrublands of Nevada. Until he was a year old, no human hand touched him, though he knew something of the danger people represented to the herd. But one fateful day, the herd was chased by a huge black creature in the...

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Little Squire
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-1-77049-001-7 (1-77049-001-9)

May 8, 2009 | $8.99

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Little Squire
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770490017
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Little Squire was born in an Irish meadow on an early spring day. The colt was beautifully formed with strong, straight legs and a pretty head. But due to his small size, it was unlikely he would be more than a nice child’s riding pony. By the following spring, the yearling...

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Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 96 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals
978-0-88776-904-7 (0-88776-904-7)

February 10, 2009 | $8.99

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Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887769047
Our Price: $8.99
   Quantity: 1 


The true story of a gentle hero who won hearts and affection for
his commitment to “serve and protect.”

A big boy right from the start, Brig was a Belgian draft cross, or grade horse, with just the right temperament to earn his place on the Mounted Unit of the Toronto...

Also available as an eBook.

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Don't Eat That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 56 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic
978-0-88776-857-6 (0-88776-857-1)

October 14, 2008 | $7.99

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Don't Eat That!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887768576
Our Price: $7.99
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In short lines, large type, and text broken into phrases, three more stories are told. Marcos, Leon, and “I” try to out-do each other with warnings against tasting things that may not be safe. Dire consequences and ridiculous outcomes take the boys to new heights of hilarity in these spooky tales...

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Don't Enter the House!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | 56 pages | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner
978-0-88776-856-9 (0-88776-856-3)

October 14, 2008 | $7.99

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Don't Enter the House!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles, Illustrated by David Parkins

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780887768569
Our Price: $7.99
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Three friends frighten each other with tales of haunted beach houses, sinister cats, and witches in this trio of cautionary stories from Japan and the United States. Beginning readers come away with a satisfying experience and the benefit of good advice!

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