Kathryn Durst

Hey Grandude!
  • Hey Grandude!

  • New York Times No.1 Bestseller - now including a story CD performed by the author, bringing the magic to life.

    From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.

    Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer - a Mary Poppins for the modern day! With his magic compass he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe . . . Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches!

    Beautifully imagined in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect bedtime story for little explorers.

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

    A charming tale from the music legend - with the most glorious illustrations that will be enjoyed by old and young - THE SUN

    Inspired by his own experience of being a 'Grandude' of eight, the picture book sees four youngsters and their grandfather travel the world on a host of magical adventures. Accompanied by Kathryn Durst's colourful illustrations, it's sure to take pride of place on any little one's bookshelf -
    OK MAGAZINE

RELEASED 17/09/2020

With a background in animation, Kathryn 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.