D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales


D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tale – Hector by D.M. Mullan & Kirsteen Harris-Jones 

Hector Book Cover


If something is missing, and you’re feeling blue, you could learn from Hector, who feels this way too.

This little genius lives in an upside down boat, and he grunts from his hill like a grumpy old goat:

“Hector van Groat needs no one but Hector, because he is a genius, a crazy inventor!”

Book #1 in the D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales series.

D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales

D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales is a series of peculiar modern fables from author D.M. Mullan and illustrator Kirsteen Harris-Jones.

With a classic rhyming style and wonderfully quirky illustrations, each book centres around a unique little individual and tells their story all whilst

 About the Author

D.M. Mullan is a world-travelled author from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Now living in Belfast with her family, the author will launch the ‘D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales’ series in 2021; her first work for children.

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About the illustrator

Kirsteen Harris-Jones is an illustrator with a colourful past. She’s worked at a variety of creative, graphic and animation studios since 1990. Her work has been published by Random House, Egmont, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, and more.


My Review

This children’s book has many similarities to The Grinch that Stole Christmas.” Hector lives on top of a hill where he looks down over the town. He doesn’t feel that he needs anyone because he is a genius. His inventions aren’t wanted by anyone because they do the opposite of what people want. Then one day he has a great idea to make a snowball fighting machine. He rushes to his home and creates one. But, who will want it? Children will have to find out what happens next with Hector. Will he finally reach out to others?

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