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Kathryn Durst

Kathryn Durst

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Kathryn Durst is a graduate of Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. With a background in animation, she has interned with Pixar Animation Studios in addition to working with various children's book publishers. When she is not illustrating books, she may be found playing the accordion, growing vegetables, folk dancing or putting on shadow puppet shows. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her grumpy mini dachshund named Chili Dog.

Books by Kathryn Durst

Hey Grandude!

A magical adventure for all the family from beloved music legend Paul McCartney, taking readers around the world and back in time for bed!

This is a new paperback edition with an accompanying CD, featuring narration, instrumental music, and sound effects - all performed by the author himself.

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Grandude's Green Submarine

An action-packed, rip-roaring adventure - full of strange surprises and heart-warming family fun, from the unique imagination of beloved music legend Paul McCartney.

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This timeless picture book is an action-packed adventure story with a wonderful wind-down-to-bedtime ending. 

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Grandude's Green Submarine: Colouring sheets

Colour in your own submarine with these fun sheets featuring illustrations from Paul McCartney's new book Grandude's Green Submarine. Plus, if you've got a special grandparent in your life, print off and give them one of our Grandude or Nandude-inspired cards!