- A beautiful paperback edition of this Quentin Blake classic. Following the success of THREE LITTLE OWLS (one of the Independent's Top 5 Children's Books of 2013), Tate Publishing is proud to be working with Quentin Blake again. THE FIVE OF US is a captivating tale of adventure, friendship and teamwork from one of Britain's best-loved illustrators. Angie, Ollie, Simona, Mario and Eric are five fantastic friends, each of whom has an unusual ability. Disaster strikes on a day out to the countryside but, working together and combining their individual powers, the Fantastic Five save the day. Teeming with Quentin Blake's characteristic sense of fun and his exuberant illustrations, THE FIVE OF US is also a powerful, though subtle, reminder that the world is a better place when we focus on what we can do, rather than on what we can't. Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. His collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, as well as his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have established his reputation as one of the world's leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.