Some of Algy’s kind Tumblr friends have expressed concern for his welfare in the horrible January weather experienced in the West Highlands of Scotland, and his friend @skyoverhamburg suggested a fluffy scarf, so Algy wanted to reassure his friends that he does indeed have a fine wee bonnet and shawl to wear when necessary, as modelled here by Algy himself for an illustration in his latest book The Magical Midwinter Star. And when the weather gets really nasty, Algy sneaks into his assistant’s house and snuggles up on the sofa with his fluffy friends 🙂

Algy hopes that all his friends will keep warm and well in the northern winter, and sends you all extra fluffy hugs to help warm you up xoxo

[Signed copies of the hardback editions of all Algy’s books are on offer at reduced prices from Algy’s own web shop during January 2017.]


Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays !

Algy sends all his lovely Tumblr friends around the world many wingfuls of fluffy Christmas hugs from the West Highlands of Scotland, and wishes you a very happy and peaceful holiday weekend xoxo

And Algy has a present for you all – the Kindle ebook edition of his new book The Magical Midwinter Star is FREE TO DOWNLOAD ALL WEEKEND, 24th and 25th December. Suitable for children of all ages from 5 to 95 🙂 Don’t miss it if you would like some joyful and unique midwinter holiday reading, direct from the wild west coast of the Scottish Highlands…

Please share with all your friends 🙂

Here are the direct links:

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon in Japan

Amazon in Germany

Amazon in France

Amazon in Spain

Amazon in Italy

Amazon in the Netherlands

Amazon in Canada

Amazon in Australia

Amazon in Brazil

Amazon in Mexico

Amazon in India

[The illustration by Jenny Chapman is from Chapter 8 of The Magical Midwinter Star.]

Algy is posting this illustration from his new book especially for all his dear friends in Berlin and other parts of Germany.

He is so terribly sad that a tiny minority of human beings seem to be such cruel monsters, and they make the world appear such a dark place. But Algy never forgets that the vast majority of humans are really kind – including so many of his dear Tumblr friends – and that there are far, far more people in the world who go out of their way to do good and help others than there are who deliberately do harm.

Algy hopes that even in these times of darkness, you will always see the light that continues to shine. Algy loves you all, and sends you lots of extra special fluffy hugs xoxo

[This illustration by Jenny Chapman is from Chapter 4 of Algy’s new book The Magical Midwinter Star.]

p.s. Algy apologises for using the “photographers on tumblr” tag for an image which is not photographic, but many of his German Tumblr friends follow that tag and he wants to make sure that they see this post 🙂

Algy’s New Children’s Book



Algy’s new book has just been published and is an ideal Christmas stocking filler 🙂

You can read all about it, and also read a preview, on Algy’s own web site.

So if you would like to buy a copy to give someone for Christmas, please read the notes for your geographical area carefully. Thank you 🙂

Kindle version coming soon…



Signed paperbacks – Algy is expecting to be able to send signed paperback copies out early next week by 1st class post, and they should reach you in time for Christmas, but this cannot be absolutely guaranteed. Please buy from Algy’s own web shop before 20th December. Postage is FREE.

Unsigned paperbacks – Algy can also send you unsigned paperbacks, to the same delivery schedule, and this is likely to be the fastest option – please buy from Algy’s web shop before 20th December (postage is FREE). You can also order from Amazon UK, although they do not yet hold stock. It is likely, but not certain, that they will supply the book before Christmas.

If you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall or be visiting that area, Gallery Anthony in Mullion will be the first retailer to hold stock of the book. They should have it for sale from this weekend.

Hardbacks – Algy is not yet sure which day he will receive stock of the hardback edition (cloth bound with dust jacket). It is just possible that the hardbacks will reach him in time to send to UK addresses for Christmas. He will keep you posted 🙂 The hardback should be available to order from Amazon by the weekend. You can order a hardback from Algy’s own web shop now, with FREE postage, but he does not yet know when he will be able to despatch it.



Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacks – are now available to order from Amazon in the USA and should reach you in time for Christmas if you buy quickly and select a fast shipping option.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!



Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but Algy guesses that the books may NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!



Unsigned paperbacks and hardbacksare now available to order from Amazon’s European web sites, but the books will NOT arrive in time for Christmas. You can also order from The Book Depository in the UK and get FREE international postage.

Signed paperbacks and hardbacks – may be ordered from Algy’s own web shop but will NOT reach you in time for Christmas. Sorry!


This is a special draft preview of the cover of Algy’s forthcoming book – the third in the series of illustrated children’s chapter books Tales from the Adventures of Algy – due to be published at the beginning of December 2016.

*** REVIEW REMINDER *** Write an honest, personal review on Amazon or Goodreads before the end of October – of EITHER ONE of Algy’s first two books – and Algy will send you a free, signed review copy of his new book (paperback) when it’s published!

A review doesn’t have to be long or complicated – just a couple of lines of your honest opinion, to help other readers decide whether they would enjoy the book. Algy knows that quite a few of you have downloaded the Kindle versions of his books, and some of you have the paperbacks too. He would be so grateful if you could spare a few moments to review one of his books – it really does help 🙂

Be sure to let Algy know the address to send the new book to, if he does not already know it or may not recognise the name you use as a reviewer.

Algy and his assistant are working very hard to get The Magical Midwinter Star out in time for Christmas and the winter holidays 🙂 Watch this space for further information…

At last… Algy is making his debut on a range of colourful merchandise and prints at Redbubble!

Algy hopes to add a lot more images of himself over time – both illustrations and photographs – but he thought he should start at the very beginning, and this is how he arrived in the land of his adventures 🙂

See Algy adrift in Jenny’s new Redbubble shop

Is there any image of Algy you would like to see made available to buy? Just send Algy a message and he’ll see what he can do 🙂



Dear @adventuresofalgy

Dear @wintermanworld Algy was astonished and absolutely delighted to discover that he has found his way into one of your wonderful illustrations – and with his book too!!! He is so happy to be an honorary member of your Green Fam 🙂

Thank you very, very much – this has really made Algy’s day. He would like your permission to include this image in the fan art gallery on his own web site (with full credit of course) so that the children who visit Algy’s site can see this too. Please let Algy know if that would be all right.

Algy sends you and your green friend lots and lots of very fluffy hugs – you have brought a huge smile to his face today xoxoxo

Algy is a very happy fluffy bird today 🙂

And he says “Isn’t Tumblr amazing! It may not be perfect in every
way, but it enables us to make wonderful new friends all around the
world, even if we never fly away from a remote spot on the coast of the
Scottish Highlands, and to see and share our original work with people
who live far, far away.”

Algy loves Tumblr and all his incredible Tumblr friends. He sends @wintermanworld
and all his friends around the world lots of very fluffy hugs and
thanks you for making Tumblr such a special place for a fluffy bird xoxo


Algy and his friends were amazed by the glow from the Kindle version of Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart, and he hopes that you will be too 🙂

The Kindle book is free to download from any Amazon site today, Sunday 10th January, and can be read on almost any computer or mobile device using a free app from Amazon. Here are the direct links to the Kindle book:

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

Amazon Netherlands

Amazon Japan

Amazon USA

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

The offer will close at approximately midnight PST on Sunday 10th January, but Amazon control the exact time that it ends.


One of the illustrations from Algy’s new book, The Tree with a Golden Heart 🙂

This is especially dedicated to Algy’s friend @parenthese63 because she recently lost the tree in which the “rouge gorge” sang to her. So Algy asked me to send her this robin to sing 🙂

Algy likes this one, because the robin is singing to him 🙂


Algy’s book launch event closes with a grand CEILIDH – just like Algy’s new book The Tree with a Golden Heart – and Algy invites you to submit or post contributions to join in the fun.

A ceilidh is a happy gathering with music, singing and dancing

Oh yes… and fireworks!

Please make sure your submissions are suitable for an audience of all ages.

Submit to lovefromalgy, or post on your own blog and send Algy a link.

Just as in the book, the ceilidh will continue late into Sunday night (3rd January) and all suitable submissions will be posted from Sunday afternoon (GMT)  onwards – up until the time Algy collapses with exhaustion…

Fluffy submissions especially welcome 🙂