Julian at the Wedding

By Jessica Love

The star of Julian Is a Mermaid makes a joyful return – and finds a new friend – at a wedding to be remembered.

Julian and his nana are attending a wedding. Better yet, Julian is in the wedding along with his cousin Marisol. When wedding duties are fulfilled and with a new dog friend in tow, the pair takes off to roam the venue, exploring everywhere from underneath tables to enchanting willow trees to ... muddy puddles? After all, it wouldn’t be a wedding without fun, laughter and a little magical mischief. With ingenuity and heart, author-illustrator Jessica Love tells a charming story of friendship, acceptance and celebration.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406397482
  • Published: 01 Oct 2020
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 230 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'A wedding is a party for love' asserts this beautiful book; and love, acceptance and imaginative bliss breathe off every intricate, rapturous page.' The Guardian

'Fiona Noble featured Julian at the Wedding by Jessica Love in her introduction, calling it “every bit as joyful and inclusive as its predecessor".' The Bookseller

'Featured in ‘The Best Children's Books of 2020 for All Ages’ in The Guardian.' The Guardian

'A deliciously joyful story of love and acceptance, at a wedding to be remembered.' The Bookseller

'Love’s skill for capturing the joy of life in a tale that, once again, celebrates self-expression will cement her reputation as a storytelling talent – and Julián as a hero for little kids everywhere.' Observer Design

'The many fans of Jessica Love’s Julian Is a Mermaid , which won the Branford Boase award for a debut picture book, will relish this colourful and exuberant sequel, an inclusive celebration of love, family, friendship and acceptance. It’s full of warmth and joy.' The Sunday Times

'All three generations depicted in this tale – the kids, their glamorous granny chaperones and the women getting married – are a visual celebration of being true to who you are. It’s a book brim-full of detail, as divine-looking as the cake the grannies natter over at the end – a lace veil catches in the wind, wispy afro hairs curl round a face, fluttering autumnal leaves frame each page.' The Observer (The New Review)

'Another glorious picture book about friendship and inclusiveness that shines just as much as the first little adventure. The gentle mischief Julian and Marisol get up to is definitely smile-worthy. The delicate and vibrant illustrations flow and dance making each page sing with happiness.' Fallen Star Stories

'Sequel to the best-selling Julian Is a Mermaid, this stunning forward-thinking picture book, with sparse text, captures the warmth of a diverse and inclusive Brooklyn community. The spread showing newlywed brides kissing is particularly moving. More than just a book, it's an exquisitely illustrated work of art. A treasured keepsake to pore over forever!' Candid Cocoa

'It's a wonderful sequel in which love really does triumph all.' Evening Standard

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