Malcolm Down Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher and home of the children’s imprint Sarah Grace Publishing. Our authors include Andrew Roberts, Mark Stibbe, Wendy Mann and Dr Elizabeth McNaught.
Tessie asks a question, “Dad, who made the earth?” Her dad opens a Bible. He tells about how the world began, and about a Great Big Surprise. But Tessie’s dad doesn’t explain about the surprise. Tessie must find out for herself. Three to six year olds may grapple with the idea of an invisible God in their visible world. This book builds a bridge between them and God.
Eva Leaf and Jess Leaf are sisters-in-law. Their husbands are brothers. Eva and her husband work for the Navigators, a Christian charity. Eva also has a degree in Religious Education and has led many children events and conferences. Now she coordinates a publishing team, and writes for children and adults.
Jess and her husband minister in the Anglican church, Jess as an Authorised Lay Minister in Children’s Work. She also did A-level Art and has an HND in agriculture. For a while she ran her own gardening business. The Great Big Surprise is her first illustrated book.