The Boy Who sprouted Antlers


Brimming with humour and written in John Yeoman's matter-of-fact style, this story from 1961 is vividly illustrated with Quentin Blake's inimitable drawings. It was the second in a long line of collaborations between John Yeoman and Quentin Blake, following soon after their first, A Drink of Water.

About the Author:

Quentin Blake has created more books with John Yeoman than with any other author, including Roald Dahl. Friends since their schooldays, their first book together was a collection of stories based on folktales from around the world, and titled 'A Drink of Water and Other Stories'. It was published by Faber & Faber in 1960 - and has been followed by more than 25 other titles, including: 'The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers' (1961 & 1976 - when the characters were re-drawn wearing long trousers); 'The Bear's Winter House' (1969); 'The Young Performing Horse' (1977); 'The Hermit and the Bear' (1984), 'Featherbrains' (1993) and 'The Fabulous Foskett Family Circus' (2013 - based on a set of drawings Quentin produced for a London hospital.).