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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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book cover Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-904-7 (0-88776-904-7) | February 2009 | 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... [read more]

book cover Brigadier
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-003-1 (1-77049-003-5) | May 2009 | 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... [read more]

book cover Fosta
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-838-5 (0-88776-838-5) | September 2008 | 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... [read more]

book cover Fosta
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-004-8 (1-77049-004-3) | May 2009 | 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... [read more]

book cover Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-905-4 (0-88776-905-5) | September 2010 | 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... [read more]

book cover Gunner
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-227-1 (1-77049-227-5) | September 2010 | 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... [read more]

book cover JB Andrew
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-837-8 (0-88776-837-7) | February 2008 | 8.99

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... [read more]

book cover JB Andrew
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-002-4 (1-77049-002-7) | May 2009 | 8.99

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... [read more]

book cover Little Squire
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-770-8 (0-88776-770-2) | April 2007 | 8.99

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... [read more]

book cover Little Squire
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-001-7 (1-77049-001-9) | May 2009 | 8.99

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... [read more]

book cover Miskeen
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-0-88776-771-5 (0-88776-771-0) | April 2007 | 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... [read more]

book cover Miskeen
Written by Judy Andrekson
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals - Horses; Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals | 978-1-77049-000-0 (1-77049-000-0) | June 2009 | 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... [read more]

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

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic | 978-0-88776-857-6 (0-88776-857-1) | October 2008 | 7.99

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... [read more]

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

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic | 978-1-77049-015-4 (1-77049-015-9) | February 2012 | 7.99

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... [read more]

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

Trade Paperback | 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 2008 | 7.99

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! [read more]

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

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-1-77049-016-1 (1-77049-016-7) | February 2012 | 7.99

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!


From the Trade Paperback edition. [read more]

book cover Don't Forget!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-0-88776-859-0 (0-88776-859-8) | October 2008 | 7.99

Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that they mustn’t forget important things and these generously illustrated tellings from Russia, England, and West Africa drive the point home in a memorable... [read more]

book cover Don't Forget!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-1-77049-017-8 (1-77049-017-5) | February 2012 | 7.99

Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that they mustn’t forget important things and these generously illustrated tellings from Russia, England, and West Africa drive the point home in a memorable... [read more]

book cover Don't Go In There!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-0-88776-781-4 (0-88776-781-8) | February 2007 | 7.99

Ghostly tales of strange things lurking in forbidden places tie these three stories together. The boys have been warned not to go into a certain room while they are pet-sitting for the neighbor, but, of course, their bravado leads to a session of one-upmanship and the distinct possibility that the cats... [read more]

book cover Don't Go In There!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-1-77049-014-7 (1-77049-014-0) | February 2012 | 7.99

Ghostly tales of strange things lurking in forbidden places tie these three stories together. The boys have been warned not to go into a certain room while they are pet-sitting for the neighbor, but, of course, their bravado leads to a session of one-upmanship and the distinct possibility that the cats... [read more]

book cover Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-0-88776-778-4 (0-88776-778-8) | February 2007 | 7.99

This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native American legends are told until the boys can almost see strange characters at their dinner table that night. [read more]

book cover Don't Go into the Forest!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-1-77049-011-6 (1-77049-011-6) | February 2012 | 7.99

This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native American legends are told until the boys can almost see strange characters at their dinner table that night.


From the Trade Paperback edition. [read more]

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

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-0-88776-780-7 (0-88776-780-X) | February 2007 | 7.99

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... [read more]

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

eBook | 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 2009 | 7.99

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... [read more]

book cover Don't Open the Door!
Written by Veronika Martenova Charles
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic; Juvenile Fiction - Readers - Beginner | 978-0-88776-779-1 (0-88776-779-6) | February 2007 | 7.99

Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories about strangers at the door. By the time they have finished, they have scared themselves under the bed. Stories in this book... [read more]

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