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Books: Picture book stars Kettle's Yard artist

If you’ve visited Kettle’s Yard, the Cambridge house-turned-gallery, you’ll have seen the work of Alfred Wallis, the Cornish fisherman who took up painting in the 1920s to stave off loneliness after the death of his wife.

Wallis is the subject of a new book for 18-month to 4-year-olds, which imagines him adventuring to modern-day Cambridge - and making friends with the children who live here. Created by Imogen Alexander and Rose Feather, who illustrated it with found-material collages, it’s the result of Play and Picture Books, an early years literacy project funded by Talking Together in Cambridgeshire and delivered by Kettle’s Yard and the Red Hen Project, the family support charity based in North Cambridge.

* Alfred’s Adventures in the Children’s City is out now, priced £6.99 and available at shop.kettlesyard.co.uk

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