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‘A ridiculously appealing story. . .wacky, original, fantastic and funny, it’s so good you’ll have to read it for yourself!’ The School Librarian magazine




Ho there good citizen! We are Greg and Myles McLeod, known as The Brothers McLeod for two reasons. The first reason is that we share a surname. The second reason is that we are brothers. We come up with silly stories together, then Greg draws the pictures and Myles writes the words. We have won things like a BAFTA and made cartoons for people like Disney, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC.

Greg McLeod draws Clunkalot, the mechanical horse from Knight Sir Louis!

Greg McLeod draws Clunkalot, the mechanical horse from Knight Sir Louis!

Oh Yay! Oh Yay! We present Greg McLeod - co-creator and illustrator of Knight Sir Louis! Here, Greg gives us a sneaky peek at how he draws Clunkalot (or Clunkie as we like to call him) - Knight Sir Louis' trusty steed. Enjoy! Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel, the first book in the series is out in August. Perfect for fans of the Treehouse Books, Barry Loser and Kid Normal, it's a completely bonkers story about the bravest boy knight and his adventures to save Squirrel Helm. “What a hero! What a story! Sublime daft ness on every page.” – Jeremy Strong “Knight Sir Louis is an epic non-epic saga.” – Stewart Lee - Pre-Order Knight Sir Louis and the Dreadful Damsel - Hive: Waterstones: Amazon: OR from your local independent bookshop! The Brothers McLeod are BAFTA award-winning illustrator-animator Greg and screenwriter Myles. They have written, produced and directed short films, children’s series and other original animations. They have worked on projects for Disney, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Science Museum (London), the BBC, Aardman Animation and many more. - LINKS - SUBSCRIBE to Guppy Aquarium: Like the Knight Sir Louis Facebook page: Follow Greg on Instagram: Follow Guppy Books: ..................................................................





As seen at the Hay Festival, Wee Write in Glasgow, Wigtown Book Festival, and the Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival.

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Event Testimonials

A ... huge thank you for coming to the Oxford Literary Festival last week and for the brilliant event. It was so much fun, and a terrific celebration of creativity. I know the grown-ups enjoyed it almost as much as the younger members of the audience, and they had an absolute ball!

Andrea Reece

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Children’s Programme Director

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your AMAZING visit! The children and staff LOVED it and were so excited to see you and hear everything you had to say. We all really appreciate the time you gave, the different elements of the session and the brilliant resources you've shared. There is a real buzz around the classrooms and corridors and much excitement! 

Ms A Hallmark

Botley School

Thank you for today... The children were buzzing all day and have gone home inspired and ready to create their 6 panel stories! You are both ace and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thank you for taking the time out of both of your days.

Ms R Stone

Cop Lane C of E Primary School

The kids loved your session and are all desperate to buy the book now!