Mr Filkins in the Desert



ISBN: 9781849767507 Category:

Quentin Blake


When Mr Filkins sets off for his 90th birthday party he has no idea how eventful the journey will be.

Crossing the desert to visit his family, armed only with a picnic, a walking stick and an umbrella, Mr Filkins faces (and hides from) many remarkable dangers. Luckily he has in his backpack something quite ordinary that turns out to have extraordinary powers. With this characteristically beautiful new story, celebrated author and illustrator Quentin Blake shows us, with the wisdom born of a lifetime observing human and other creatures, that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life.

Additional information

Weight 428 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 28.8 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 27 August 2021
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.2 x 28.8 cm
Weight 428 g


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Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department
from 1978 to 1986. As well as being known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world's leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.