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Christopher Wormell - Author

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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Molly and the Night Monster
Christopher Wormell
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Night fears are calmed in this beautiful picture book capturing moments familiar to many parents and children. In the middle of the night, Molly hears something on the stairs. She imagines all the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/08/2010
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One Smart Fish
Christopher Wormell
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. Winner of the Best Picture Book Award, One Smart Fish is both a beautiful foray into the glorious and brilliantly coloured fishy world under the sea and an entertaining and thought-provoking introduction...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2010
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Molly and the Night Monster
Christopher Wormell
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2009. Night fears are calmed in this beautiful picture book capturing moments familiar to many parents and children. In the middle of the night, Molly hears something on the stairs. She imagines all the...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/02/2008
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