The University of Aberdeen has recently commissioned Natalie Kilany to illustrate "The Kings Dream", a fairytale written by Jackie Ross. The story follows a King who is troubled by nightmares; with worries of what the future holds for his people. None of his expert advisors can explain his dreams, but a young hill farmer has insights which help the King harness the collective wisdom of his people and let him sleep peacefully once more. Natalie says "In a nut shell the fairytale tells the story of two contrasting futures faced by Britain's hill communities, based on research from the Sustainable Uplands project. This was a fantastic book to work on, I was given complete creative freedom that I utterly enjoyed and flourished in." Commissioner Mark Reed was very happy too, he said of the illustrations "... they’re BEAUTIFUL!!!! Really great job Natalie and bang on time! Very pleased indeed..."
Natalie Kilany is represented by Illustration
Adam Stower will be interviewed alongside author Francesca Simon on the Big Book Babble on Tuesday 24th April at 11am. Red House and Scholastic present Big Book Babble to encourage children to enjoy reading. Each programme features popular children's authors, illustrators and poets in a Q&A session with comedian James Campbell in front of a live and virtual audience of children. Fans of Horrid Henry will see author Francesca Simon talking about her recent book, The Sleeping Army, illustrated by Adam Stower. Adam will be drawing live in the studio and also discussing his own picture book, Silly Doggy! (Templar).
Adam Stower is represented by Arena
CONGRATULATIONS! We’re proud to announce that Jonny Duddle, has won the most prestigious and valuable children’s book prize in the country for his picture book The Pirates Next Door (Templar). His book was crowned overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2012 which, champions new and emerging talent in children’s writing.
Announcing the award, Melissa Cox, Children’s Buyer at Waterstones, described the book as a thoroughly deserving winner: “The Pirates Next Door is full of the anarchic wit and invention children love in a picture book. It’s fresh and fun and has been a huge hit in Waterstones’ shops across the country, and had an incredible reception from booksellers, parents and, most importantly, children. Jonny is a huge new talent in the picture book field.” Book Trade
Jonny Duddle is reprensented by Arena
Published on March 1st, Christopher Corr is excited about the launch of 'The Goggle-Eyed Goats'; a childrens' book he has illustrated for Andersen Press. Gallimard Jeunesse in Paris are also publishing the book on the same day, which just happens to be World Book Day. Christopher says "It's my first book with both houses. The story is set in Mali in Timbuktu and Mopti and is full of goats and mud mosques and desert scenes." The 'wonderfully vibrant and unusual picture book' will be launched at the Rowley Gallery in Notting Hill on March 1st.
Christopher Corr is represented by Illustration Ltd
The Chris Beetles gallery recently hosted the launch of the exciting new project Daniela Terrazzini has been busy working on, the first title in the series from JJ Books, ‘Tales for Great Grandchildren’. Daniela was asked to illustrate the whole book including both the full colour watercolour pages, title pages and the cover illustration. The author John Jackson has written a fantastic set of stories based on the folklore and mythology of India and Nepal and Daniela’s intricate and beautiful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment for such a special project, ‘The bewitching illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini bring the characters out of the page and into our hearts. Her work is enchanting and seductive, and will spark the imaginations of all’.
Daniela is presented by The Artworks
Lee Wildish won the Hillingdon Children’s Book Awards 2011 for ‘Grunt and the Grouch’ published by Little Tiger Press! Tracey Corderoy's text and Lee's illustrations are a match made in heaven and the Bright team are very proud of this fantastic book.
And finally Bright would like to introduce six artists new to SAA this year Masumi Furukawa, Migy Blanco, Gavin Scott, Louise Ellis, Gladys Baccala, Binny Talib, watch this space for news of their successes!
Lee Wildish is shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2011, for his illustrations in the stunning picture book ‘Dragon Stew’, written by Steve Smallman & published by Little Tiger Press. Young audiences predict what is about to happen when five bored Vikings go looking for an adventure, packed full of amusing illustration and character, this book is not one to miss!
www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk. Lee Wildish is represented by The Bright Agency
Here is a selection of artworks from Garry Parsons brand new picture book, ‘Chicken World’. Written by Sean Taylor, The Nestle children's book award winner and published by Random House, ‘Chicken World’ tells the tale of the Cluckalots family day out to the Chicken World theme park and their unexpected encounter with a hungry fox. Garry’s egg-cellent illustrations are full of fascinating detail and humour, which will have you clucking with laughter.
Garry Parsons is represented by Meiklejohn Illustration