Captain Sir Tom Moore reveals cover for children's picture book Image supplied by Carver PR

Children’s book is called One Hundred Steps

Captain Sir Tom Moore has revealed the cover for his children’s picture book, One Hundred Steps. It is a book about adventure, helping people and never giving up.

It tells the incredible story of the man who walked 100 laps of his garden whose indomitable spirit captured the heart of a nation. Adam Larkum is the illustrator bringing to life Captain Sir Tom’s incredible story for young readers.

Now, for the first time, a preview of Adam’s illustrations for the book can be seen. Adam Larkum said:

“It’s been such a pleasure to work on this book and it’s been a real joy to illustrate the life story of such an inspirational man. A few weeks before I was commissioned by Puffin Books, I’d watched a TV documentary about Captain Sir Tom Moore, there were some really great photos in the documentary of his life and I remember thinking at the time how I’d love to illustrate his story. So it was such a surprise and joy when the commission came along for this book and I found myself actually working on it.”

Fully illustrated for younger readers, the book follows the key moments from Captain Sir Tom’s incredible life. From a childhood spent roaming the Yorkshire moors, to his time serving in the Second World War and his incredible Guinness World Record-breaking achievements.

The book is full of the wisdom that Captain Sir Tom has gleaned over his one hundred years – that anyone can do or be anything they want, that we can achieve so much more when we come together, and that tomorrow will be a good day.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s daughter, said:

“It is simply wonderful to see my father’s story brought to life for young readers by Adam’s vibrant illustrations. I hope that through the story and its engaging illustrations young children will be inspired to talk to their grandparents or elderly people in their community about their own extraordinary lives.”

It will be published October 1st 2020, by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s.