Children's Books

John Patience

John Patience is the author and illustrator of more than 150 children's books, including traditional fairy tales (fairy stories), his own original fairy tales, Teddy Bear stories, educational books, bible stories and more.

Tales from Fern Hollow continues to be John's most popular series of books.

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Talewater Press

Talewater Press is a publishing imprint of Patience Design Ltd. Starting May 2019 we are re-publishing many of John's backlist titles which have been out of print for a while. Readers will be able to order new copies of the Tales from Fern Hollow books published under our own imprint. Other titles will follow.

See which titles are available on our Talewater Press page

Foreign Rights

As a published illustrator and author for more than 30 years, John Patience has an extensive back-catalogue of children's stories and illustrations. Rights for these children's books are available for foreign translation and publishing worldwide, as well as licensing for toys and other products.

Please visit our separate Intellectual Property / Foreign Rights web site to view some samples.

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