We’re celebrating the publication of the first book in a thrilling new all-action environmental adventure series by debut author, Philip Kavvadias, published by Chicken House.

Mission Microraptor is a fast and funny story about two boys and a Microraptor in a dark, mysterious forest with a squad of army-trained mercenaries searching for them. What could possibly go wrong? 

Falling behind their classmates on a school trip to the Alps, Finn and Milo stumble upon an egg buried in ice. Later that night it hatches and a 65-million-year-old baby is born: Arty is a Microraptor brought back from extinction. But keeping her safe proves harder. Wicked scientists will do anything to get their hands on her, and soon Finn and Milo must run for their lives…

With illustrative echoes of the work of TinTin creator Hergé, this cover is the absolute epitome of leap-off-the- shelf action adventure which Euan Cook is so good at. The energetic line of Cook’s interior artwork is the perfect foil to Kavvadias’ funny, middle-grade romp of an adventure. We’re looking forward to the rest of the series.



Mission Microraptor is published by Chicken House and you can grab a copy HERE or at your local independent bookseller or library.

Euan works digitally but equally enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, he loves nothing more than heading out into his local community in London and observing the characters he later draws inspiration from. A master in hand lettering and narrative storytelling, Euan’s creative passions and inspirations shine from his professional creative projects.

You can view Euan’s online portfolio over on our website HERE , for more information regarding collaborating with Euan please email info@arenaillustration.com


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