John Patience

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John Patience
OccupationWriter, Illustrator
Notable worksFern Hollow Animal Stories

John Patience (19 January 1949,) is an English author and illustrator. He is best known for his Fern Hollow series of books for young children.


He is trained in typography and book design and he has been a published author and illustrator of children's books since 1979, with more than 140 published titles to date, selling all around the world.[1]

John's Tales from Fern Hollow Books[edit]

  • The Seasons in Fern Hollow
  • Granny Bouncer's Rescue
  • The Tortoise Fair
  • Muddles at the Manor
  • Sigmund's Birthday Surprise
  • Mr Rusty's New House
  • The Unscary Scarecrow
  • The Brass Band Robbery
  • Sports Day
  • Brock the Balloonist
  • Parson Dimly's Treasure Hunt
  • Mrs Merryweather's Letter
  • The Floating Restaurant
  • Castaways on Heron Island
  • The Midsummer Banquet
  • The Mysterious Fortune Teller
  • Spike and the Cowboy Band


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