Author(s): Adaptation by James Lawrence
It is hard to believe, but this iconic children's story has never been published as a book - until now.
Loved by generations of Kiwi radio listeners, Flick's signature tune is instantly recognised all around New Zealand. James Lawrence has secured world rights to the 1948 recording and Penguin plan a series of four titles. Lawrence has expanded the original cast to include Ember (the station dog), Pumper (a large fire engine), Stretch (the leader of the station) and some minor fire engine characters, Twirl, Zipster and Bernard.
James Lawrence is from the Wairarapa and worked as an investment banker for many years before setting up a landscape gardening business. He lives in Darling Point, Sydney. Mark Russell is a successful illustrator/animator and also lives in Sydney.