About the Bowdleflode Stories

First conceived in August 2016 in the wilderness of the Swedish Archipelago, these fantasy stories describe the life of Professor Gett, an earthling Vet, who goes to space and meets HM Queen Charlotte of The Bowdleflodes.

In Bowdleflodeland he becomes the head of her amazing Wildlife Park.  Each story follows his adventures with the weird and wonderful animals in Bowdleflodeland and the jolly characters that he meets there.  The stories have been compared to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but perhaps with a more twenty-first century approach.

All the books are illustrated with wonderfully creative, colourful drawings by Lauren Alderslade.

The stories are a series, but written in such a way that it doesn’t matter in which order you read them.

They were initially written for children and simply intended to be read for enjoyment, but out of them came the Bowdleflode Animal Project and as a result, the newer stories (not yet published) contain a message woven into them about the care of Endangered Species.  The Project invites children to become a part of the Bowdleflode Animal Project, in which they create and describe their own fantasy creature which is then looked after in the online Bowdleflode Wildlife Park.

The stories are being extended into a cross-curricula educational project, endorsed by the Arts Council and linked to key stages in the national curriculum, the aim being to bring into sharp focus the serious dangers facing many of planet earth’s creatures.

By addressing the plight of endangered species, as well as describing global warming, plastic pollution and other major issues in entertaining and fun illustrated books, I will hopefully help to make children aware of the need to find solutions to these problems as a matter of urgency.

Neil Lawson Baker
Chichester, UK
May 2019

First conceived in August 2016 in the wilderness of the Swedish Archipelago, these fantasy stories describe the life of Professor Gett, an earthling Vet, who goes to space and meets HM Queen Charlotte of The Bowdleflodes.

In Bowdleflodeland he becomes the head of her amazing Wildlife Park.  Each story follows his adventures with the weird and wonderful animals in Bowdleflodeland and the jolly characters that he meets there.  The stories have been compared to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but perhaps with a more twenty-first century approach.

All the books are illustrated with wonderfully creative, colourful drawings by Lauren Alderslade.

The stories are a series, but written in such a way that it doesn’t matter in which order you read them.

Written for children and simply intended for enjoyment, out of them has grown The Bowdleflode Project, and as a result the newer stories (not yet published) contain a message woven into them about the care of Endangered Species. The Project invites children to become a part of the Bowdleflode Animal Project, in which they create and describe their own fantasy creature, which is then looked after in the online Bowdleflode Wildlife Park, where each child has their own free webpage.

The stories have now become a part of a cross-curricula educational project, endorsed by Arts Council England’s Artsmark and linked to key stages in the national curriculum, the aim being to bring into sharp focus the serious dangers facing so many of the earth’s wonderful creatures.

By addressing the plight of Endangered Species, as well as describing global warming, plastic pollution and other major issues in entertaining and good fun illustrated books, I will hopefully help to make children aware of the need to find solutions to these problems as a matter of urgency

Neil Lawson Baker
Chichester, UK
May 2019