The Humble Mayor of Grumble

Genus Fables: Story 2
Text © Hilary Robinson (2020)
Illustration © Steven Johnson (2020)

The Humble Mayor of Grumble is the second story in the Genus Fables series by Hilary Robinson and illustrator Ste Johnson and explores the impact of Covid-19 on our lives while offering some words of reassurance to worried children.

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  • Author: Hilary Robinson
  • Illustrator: Ste Johnson



The Author
Hilary Robinson is an award winning network freelance producer for BBC’s Faith and Ethics producing weekly programmes for BBC Radio 2. Documentaries include Lenny Bruce is Dead, The Robeson Files and an abridgement of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. She is the author of over 60 books for children and has won several awards including the 2016 Historical Association Young Quills Award for Flo of the Somme.

The Illustrator
Ste Johnson is a UK based illustrator with clients throughout the UK and beyond.
From illustrating for publishing, producing non-fiction illustrated children’s books to educational illustrations and animation, Ste’s clients include BBC; Hodder Education; Kingfisher; Macmillan; Money Supermarket; National Museums Liverpool; Nationwide; Network Rail; PBS; Splinter Design; Umbro.