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Helen Stephens - Author

Helen Stephens grew up in County Durham and currently lives in London with her partner and baby girl. She studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and began working as a freelance illustrator in 1994. She worked as an editorial illustrator for a few years before writing her first book in 1998. She has written and illustrated many popular books for children which have been published worldwide in a variety of languages. Her clients include Alison Green Books, Egmont Children's Books, David Fickling Books, Random House, Macmillan, Puffin, Nickelodeon, and many more. As well as writing her own stories she has also produced books in collaboration with other authors including Roger McGough, Simon Mason and Sophie Hannah. Fleabag has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Fun Story With Pictures Award 2009, Blue Horse and Tilly won Best World Theme Story in 2002, Twinkly Night was shortlisted for the Sainsburies Baby Book Award 2002 and Poochie-Poo won the AOI Images Silver award 2003. Helen is a lecturer on Cambridge School of Art's MA in Illustrating for Children.

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How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
Helen Stephens' bestselling story is now available in a chunky board book format, perfect for babies and toddlers. How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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How to Hide a Lion
Helen Stephens
This is one of the loveliest picture books of the year. A wonderful warm-hearted story of friendship with plenty of humour thrown in. And from Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo - 'Funny and warm-hearted. I loved reading this with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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The Night Iceberg
Helen Stephens
A touching story of a magical night time adventure as a little girl jumps aboard an iceberg. Grumpy at having to share everything with her new sister, Tofta wants the iceberg to be just for her. But the penguin who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2010
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Helen Stephens
How a lonely and unloved little dog proves his worth and so becomes a proper pet is a touching story. Scruffy and shaggy, the little dog is all alone in world – except for the fleas that never leave him....
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2008
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