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Satoshi Kitamura - Author

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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Millie's Marvellous Hat
Satoshi Kitamura
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.This gloriously imaginative story is all about the power of believing. Millie longs for a glorious hat but she hasn't got any money. Cleverly, the kind man in the shop persuades her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2010
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Pablo The Artist
Satoshi Kitamura
Satoshi Kitamura’s highly original style is the perfect complement to this story about creativity. Pablo is having trouble thinking of what to paint. He sets off into the countryside for ideas, but it is during his afternoon nap that inspiration...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2006
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Igor, The Bird Who Couldn't Sing
Satoshi Kitamura
An extraordinary picture book about expressing yourself, by award-winning picture book creator Satoshi Kitamura. Igor loves to sing, unfortunately without tune or rhythm! However, eventually he manages to find an unexpected, but appreciative audience.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/03/2006
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