The Dalby’s Series
Written by James White.
The Dalby’s are a family of woodland creatures, who inhabit the wonderful Dalby Forest. They live in homes hollowed out from trees, in a picturesque valley.
They travel around the woodland on their underground train, driven by Daddy Dalby who is the train driver. The train leaves Dalby station, and visits lots of places along its line. There is the Lakeside Station, School Station, Dalby Theme Park station, the Seaside Station and lots more.
Daddy Dalby lives with Mummy Dalby, Daniel Dalby and Lily Dalby.
Their adventures are typical of any family. They enjoy days out, attending to day to daily chores, go on adventures and lots of play. The children are very well behaved, and they have lots of friends who come to stay and play.
Daniel Dalby and Lily Dalby both go to school at Dalby School. Daniel is 10 and Lily is 6.
The school for the woodland creatures is a very happy place. The headmaster is Mr Badger, he is very strict, but lots of fun, and likes to take the children out of class on days out.
They go to school on the school train with all of their friends from the woodland.
Their friends are
Oliver Owl, Berty Bird, Molly Mole, Bobby Bear, Rupert Rabbit, Veronica Vole, Percy Porcupine and Frankie Fox and more.
When Mr Badger takes the children on school trips they go on the school bus or sometimes the woodland train.
The adventures of the Dalby’s are just like any other family; exciting, funny, and always leave a smile on the family’s faces.
Children’s book illustration/character design