Stephen Davies

Children's author writing picture books, chapter books and YA novels. Lived in West Africa for thirteen years amongst Fulani cattle herders. Now shivering back home in London. Up until now all my books have been set in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, on the edge of the Sahara Desert.


by Stephen Davies

I blogged the other day about goat herding on World Book Day. Seemed like a good opportunity to make a little trailer for THE GOGGLE-EYED GOATS.

Meanwhile, back in London, a goat party was taking place. Look out for Christine Baker, editorial director of Gallimard Jeunesse, better known as the woman who brought Harry Potter to France!

Published: March 4, 2012 | Filed Under: Picture Books

One Response to “THE GOGGLE-EYED GOATS book trailer”

  1. Paul Gideon Dann says:

    Congratulations Steve!

    I thought it was pretty interesting when I first saw the artwork that the goats had quite delicate, although certainly large, eyes, rather than the bulging eyes that sprung to my mind when I heard “goggle-eyed”. Having seen that the French translation is “Les chèvres aux yeux doux” (roughly “The soft-eyed goats”), it all makes sense :)

    I certainly can’t think of a good French word for goggle-eyed; is that the reason “doux” was chosen?

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