James Mayhew, the celebrated Bungay-based book illustrator and author, has published a new work: Once Upon A Tune, Stories from the Orchestra.

Once Upon a Tune brings you six wonderful stories from many lands, all of which inspired great music. You can battle trolls with Peer Gynt if you go In The Hall of the Mountain King; grapple with a magic broom in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, meet the evil Witch of the North in The Swan of Tuonela, sail the seven seas with Sinbad the Sailor in Scheherazade; be a prince disguised as a bee in The Flight of the Bumblebee and become a fearless hero in William Tell.

James himself introduces each of the stories in a series of YouTube videos which you can watch here.

Once Upon A Tune is published by Otter-Barry Books on 9th September priced at £16.99 and available from all good bookshops.