A formal pupil of The Redhill School and his family launch new children’s book in Stourbridge.

 ‘The Pug Adventures series ’ book one “Lost in the Woods”

A Stourbridge family and their eldest son a former pupil of The Redhill School have been working over the last 14 months to bring a series of Children’s illustrated story books to market. Their first story “Lost in the Woods” is now in print and available.

Angus and Julie Lees had ideas several years ago to write books for children. Julie was a Teacher and Angus worked in business.

Matthew their eldest son was very artistic and went to University to study for a degree in Illustration and Design. Matt also created lots of illustrations for friends and family and also had the idea of creating an illustrated book.

Then in 2016 Matthew moved back from London to live in Stourbridge and this seemed the ideal time to start a book. Ideas had been bubbling around and having had two Pug dogs as pets (Eric and CoCo) and because of their wacky characteristics, the Pugs that is, it seemed so obvious to create a series of adventures around Eric and CoCo based on the many real life happenings in their lives.

 The Pug Adventures is born!

So the Pug Adventures were created, illustrated children’s books aimed at 5 to 11 year olds and based on two real life characters plus Angus and Julie’s daughter Rachel (who also attended Redhill School) when she was about 6 years old. (Rachel is actually 28 now).

Many of the scenes in the books came from real life experiences while the pugs were on walks by the steam railway or away on holiday by the sea side.