Illustrator: MonoKubo

MonoKubo lived near Mount Fuji in Japan and illustrated Thunderpaws and the Tower of London with 14 full page images, 3 double page spreads and a four page montage of the battle scene. There is also a map showing key places across the Tower. 

MonoKubo published five books of her own as an author and illustrator in Japan, but unfortunately passed away in January 2022. Ben Housden's tribute to MonoKubo is here

Her work can be seen at:




MonoKubo's books can be purchased on Amazon Japan via:もの保/e/B086421NHJ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Montage of MonoKubo's images in Ben Housden's Thunderpaws and the Tower of London


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This is a wonderful read for anyone aged 9 to 90. Think Harry Potter meets Horrible Histories… I’m in my 50’s and enjoyed it immensely. I fell in love with Thunderpaws and can’t wait for his next adventures. The cat mannerisms are hilarious and very true to life. The book is a piece of art and beautiful to hold and read from and the illustrations are wonderful. I’m not going to give much away as you need to read this alone or with a child and become lost in its magic xxx

Rachel, Goodreads