Lauren Child ( 6 - 9 years)

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Before embarking on a successful career as children’s book author and illustrators, Lauren child worked as a designer, exotic lampshade maker and painting assistant to Damien Hirst. Her first picture books, ‘I Want a Pet’ and ‘Clarice Bean, That’s Me’ were published in 1999. Clarice Bean grew into a popular series of picture books and later novels. Her popular sibling creations, Charlie and Lola were introduced in 2000 and the first book in which they appeared, ‘I Will not Ever NEVER Eat a Tomato’ won the Greenaway medal. In 2002, she won the Smarties Prize for a Pesky Rat, which was also commended for the Greenaway. ‘beware of the Storybook Wolves’ and ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big bad Book# have also been shortlisted for the Greenaway medal. More recently Lauren Child has written a series of novels for 9 – 13 year olds. ‘The Ruby Redfort’ mystery stories. She has also illustrated the classics,’ Pippi Longstocking ‘and ‘The Secret Garden’. Child's humorous illustrations contain many different media including magazine cuttings, collage, material and photography as well as traditional watercolours. Her versions of two traditional stories, ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and ‘Goldilocks’ were produced by creating miniature theatre sets that were lit and photographed by Polly Borland.

Indicative selection:

Utterly Me Clarice Bean
The Princess and the Pea
Goldilocks and the Three bears
Beware of the Storybook Wolves
Who Wants to be a Poodle
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book
I Want a Pet
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
The New Small Person
Hubert Horatio
Slightly Invisible
What Planet are you From Clarice Bean?
Clarice Bean Don't Look Now
One Thing

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