Callum and the Giant Clam

 This is a story about a little hero called Leo and his big friend called Callum and their adventures on an island called Guernsey. 

All proceeds from the sale of this book are going to Climb LBG, a locally-registered charity that is Guernsey’s first and only specialist rock climbing provider running programmes for all age groups on both a charitable and commercial basis. 

The charity believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience these activities and to benefit from the positive impact they can have on physical, social and emotional well-being. As a quality assured partner of Social Prescribing they support and encourage participation of underrepresented groups across the Bailiwick.

About the Author

Francis Russell always loved making up stories for his nieces and then his own children but this is the first book he has written. The idea came to him during the Coronavirus lockdown after being apart from family and friends. 

After moving to Guernsey in 2016 he spends much of his spare time exploring the amazing beaches, natural places and wildlife that make the island so special. He is passionate about conservation and encouraging younger people to learn about biology.

About the Illustrator

Frances Elston studied fine art in Norwich and, although she has not illustrated books before, she has always enjoyed drawing. Nowadays she can be found in her workshop in Gloucestershire, carving stone sculptures and making models from clay. 

She remembers Guernsey very fondly from a childhood holiday and comes back whenever she can to visit close relatives who now live in St Martins, including her uncle, who asked for her help to illustrate this book.