Kathryn Durst

Hey Grandude!
  • Hey Grandude!

  • New York Times No.1 Bestseller

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

    See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!

    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 in the Wild West, and escape snowy avalanches!

    Brought to life in a riot of colour by talented children's illustrator Kathryn Durst, it's the perfect story for little explorers.

    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

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.