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How the Birds Started an Orchestra 

The first book in a series of children's stories about birds

A young blackbird decides to organise all the birds into an orchestra.... 


Written by Andy Mitchell
Illustrated by Anna Wright


Anna Wright

Anna Wright was brought up in Dumfriesshire and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in Illustration in 2006.  After a few years working in London she moved back up to Edinburgh to pursue her illustration full time.  Her work is inspired by a variety of interests - costume, fabrics, interiors, wildlife and the great outdoors.  She brings these together to create humorous and colourful illustrations.

Anna's favourite subject matter is birds so when Andy approached Anna with the book, she relished the idea.

Her website can be found at





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Gems Publishing, 7 Meridian Gardens, Newmarket, CB8 7FD

ISBN number 978-0-9542320-5-4

All images Anna Wright 2010