Quentin's new book: 'Mr Filkins in the Desert' out now

Friday 24th September 2021

With this characteristically beautiful new picture book published by Tate Publishing, Quentin Blake demonstrates – with the wisdom born of a lifetime observing humans and other creatures – that small acts of kindness are the stuff of life.  The lavish full-colour illustrations were all created in his studio during the lockdowns of 2020.

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.

Visit Tate Publishing's website to find out more!