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Alice Melvin - Author

Alice Melvin is a highly acclaimed young artist and designer based in Edinburgh. Born in 1982, Alice grew up in the seaside town of Saltburn in the north east of England. After completing a Foundation Course at Cleveland College of Art and Design, she went on to study an illustration degree at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with first class honours in June 2004, and receiving the Andrew Grant Bequest for outstanding work in illustration.

Since graduating in 2004, Melvin has based herself in Edinburgh working as a book artist, illustrator and designer, receiving numerous awards for her innovative work. Her first book, An A to Z Treasure Hunt, was published by Tate Publishing in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Best New Illustrators award in 2008, as well as being the only entry for Great Britain to be selected for the prestigious Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition in that year. Her second book, Counting Birds (Tate Publishing 2009), was a Scottish Booktrust Book of the Month and gained the Critics' Choice recognition in the Association of Illustrators Images 34 exhibition. In 2011, Alice was named one of that year's Booktrust Best New Illustrators.

Working as a freelance illustrator Alice designs for a wide range of clients, as well as producing her own stationery range. In 2009 she was invited to exhibit and promote her work in Osaka, Japan, at the annual Hankyu British Fair.

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Grandma's House
Alice Melvin
Children will love exploring the rooms in Grandma's House, peering through its cut-out pages from one room to the next and journeying high up into the fold-out attic in search of Sally's grandma. Highly detailed and intricately illustrated in Alice...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Counting Birds
Alice Melvin
Counting with these beautiful birds will be a delight. There's one noisy cockerel to start then strutting peacocks, gliding swans and honking geese as the numbers mount up. The bold silk screens make this visually striking as well as making...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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The High Street
Alice Melvin
The combination of Alice Melvin's charming illustrations and delightful rhyming verses ensure The High Street is destined to be a children's classic. It's the third book by celebrated British illustrator and designer Alice Melvin who was also winner of the...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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Counting Birds
Alice Melvin
Counting with these beautiful birds will be a delight. There's one noisy cockerel to start then strutting peacocks, gliding swans and honking geese as the numbers mount up. The bold silk screens make this visually striking as well as making...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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