If you read the Uncle Shawn books and would like to get in touch with the author to ask questions about llamas or find out how Uncle Shawn and Bill are getting on at the llama farm, then feel free to get in touch via Walker Books, or A.L.Kennedy’s Twitter @Writerer, or via her agent.

 

The Little Snake

The Little Snake

This is the story of Mary, a young girl born in a beautiful city full of rose gardens and fluttering kites. When she is still very small, Mary meets Lanmo, a shining golden snake, who becomes her very best friend.The snake visits Mary many times, he sees her city change, become sadder as bombs drop and war creeps in. He sees Mary and her family leave their home, he sees her grow up and he sees her fall in love. But Lanmo knows that the day will come when he can no longer visit Mary, when his destiny will break them apart, and he wonders whether having a friend can possibly be worth the pain of knowing you will lose them. ...
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy Crimminy Unusual Adventure

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Pajimminy Crimminy Unusual Adventure

Uncle Shawn has rescued Badger Bill from the horrible MacGloones, and the two best friends are living happily with their llama friends on their llama farm. Only, Bill isn’t sure he is happy. He seems to be making a lot of scones and pancakes and sandwiches for greedy llamas, and not getting much help from Uncle Shawn. To make things worse, a nasty man with shiny shoes and squeaky teeth called Dr. P’Klawz has arrived. He hates fun and unusualness, and it just so happens that Uncle Shawn is the most fun and unusual person around. This time it’s Bill who needs to come up with a plan to rescue Uncle Shawn, but all he has to help him ...
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Badger Bill needs rescuing. He’s been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear – Uncle Shawn is here! He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing, and a mole, and an electric fence. What could possibly go wrong? “Kennedy relishes her technicolour villains (Maude and Ethel McGloone could out-nasty Dahl’s Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker) and shares David Walliam’s knack for psychological observation (the sisters live in “a cottage full of failed knitting”). But the big delight ...