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The Beginner's Guide To Being Outside by Gill Hatcher


"The Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside is a triumphant and gorgeously executed piece of all-ages storytelling that I have no doubt will propel Gill Hatcher’s profile to the next, and much deserved, level of recognition" - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier


Megan is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Manchester with her mum and stepdad. Like most teenagers she is entirely reliant upon technology, until a family trip to the Scottish highlands reconnects her with nature and helps her to find solace during a turbulent time in her home life.

Gill Hatcher (Team Girl Comic, Go Wildlife) has created a wonderful story of a young girl coming to terms with life, her family and herself, set amidst the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Gill's own love of the outdoors and the animals that call the highlands home radiates from the beautifully drawn pages and will enchant and inspire even the most cynical, city shut-in.

40 pages, printed in full colour, perfect bound 239x168mm landscape format, with a stunning wraparound cover.

ISBN: 9781910395011

Here are a few words from Gill:

"It’s an all-ages book that I hope will appeal to anyone with an interest in wildlife, however slight their knowledge might be. I’d like to see the book create a bit of a culture clash; inspire comics readers to get outdoors and experience a bit of nature, and maybe introduce a few outdoorsy types to the amazing world of comics too.”