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Viviane Schwarz - Author

Viviane Schwarz was chosen as one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011. She is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books The Adventures of a Nose and Shark and Lobster's Amazing Undersea Adventure. She lives in London.

About me:

I was born in Hannover, Germany, but my family moved to a smaller town almost at once. I somehow worked out how to read when I was four, and by the trick of holding the books upside down I managed to hide that skill for some time, so I got to read some really exciting books before school. School wasn't so exciting, but I managed to read more books under the table secretly. I had trouble staying awake and often fell asleep during exams because I had such adventurous dreams at night.

After thirteen years of school, which seemed like a very long time, I really felt like going somewhere else. I decided to go to England because I figured that I'd learned good English from reading lots of American science fiction novels. In England, I learned for the first time that there are other exciting things besides reading books, for example swimming in the sea and running around town with friends looking for things to make art out of (I'd enrolled in an art college). I decided not to go back, and now I live in London which is a bit too far away from the sea but otherwise very nice.

I spend my days writing, drawing, making toys and going on exploring missions - well, walks. Sometimes I still read books, too, but only one at a time now.

Things you didn't know about Viviane Schwarz:

1. I always wear lipstick for difficult work, because it makes me feel more serious. Sometimes I wear it on my nose.

2. There are eight pet birds flying around in my house.

3. I don't put my really scary ideas into picture books. Instead I write long ghost novels which I keep in a box.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Viviane Schwarz

How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my list of picturebooks of 2016! Anna is a wonderful picturebook star: she's eager to find gold and when her friend Crocodile warns...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2017
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How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and January 2016 Book of the Month It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
Winner of the Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers!...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/2015
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Is There a Dog in This Book?
Viviane Schwarz
With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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There are No Cats in This Book
Viviane Schwarz
Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal. The Judges said: A book that perfectly expresses the power of the imagination! With an extraordinary sense of participation, this is book to play with as much as to read, and very much...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2011
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There are No Cats in This Book
Viviane Schwarz
An entertaining tease of a story that is full of surprises. There are cats in the books – but they are longing to get out of it. Readers will enjoy the cats' attempts at disappearing – and their joyful reappearance...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2010
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There are Cats in This Book
Viviane Schwarz
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. It's time to play with the cats in this – Tiny, Moonpie and André. All you have to do is turn the pages. PS There are fish in this book too. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/11/2009
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There are Cats in This Book
Viviane Schwarz
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2010. It's time to play with the cats in this – Tiny, Moonpie and André. All you have to do is turn the pages. PS There are fish in this book too. ...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2008
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www.vivianeschwarz.co.uk/

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