Tales from the Farm

Tales from the Farm is a collaboration between sisters Jennifer Somervell and Margery Fern.

It all started when Jennifer) began reading the story about the day their father blew up the cowshed at family reunions. Their nieces and nephews loved it, and she thought perhaps it could be a children’s picture book.

But who could illustrate it? It sat in a filing cabinet for five years until, in a chance phone conversation with her sister Margery, she discovered she had been painting for years and had detailed visual memory of the farm. Margery said it had always been her dream to be a children’s book illustrator! Jennifer realised Margery was the illustrator she’d had been waiting for. And a book was born…