Mossy Crow is an interactive book, a visual feast of images created by artists Trix Robertson and Miranda La Mutanta. Taking their inspiration from the Cornish landscape, Mossy Crow reveals its mysterious inhabitants: the creatures of the wild imagination. These creatures seem to have strayed out of ancient myths, each with their own story to tell. Ink painted characters are brought to life with real collaged details taken from the natural world, a bone, a feather, a crows claw here and some lichen there. Through a process of hunting and gathering, Trix and Miranda have got to know these creatures well. They have woven them into stories, first as an interactive piece of family theatre, presented at Port Eliot for the last two years, and now as this book.
Designed to appeal to children as well as adults who have not forgotten how to play, Mossy Crow examines the world of humans from the point of view of the creatures forced to share their dwindling wild places with us. It takes us on a journey into the Other world, populated by creatures of the moon, who find themselves in mortal peril when a magic scroll, holding all their names, is stolen from their Queen the Owl. Alongside Mossy Crow, a scavenger child, with a sharp beak and a talent for finding lost things, the reader is invited to go on a quest to save the creatures from extinction.