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Jo Empson - Author

Jo Empson lives in Wiltshire and recently graduated from Cambridge School of Art with a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration. Her background as a graphic designer has had a great influence on her work and she especially loves children's book's created by ex-designers, such as the great Eric Carle.

Her illustrations are inspired by nature, expressing this through texture and movement with a strong sense of shape, color and design. She loves playing with colour in the form of a visual narrative. Her abiding wish is to produce beautiful books with depth and meaning.

Children's books remain her passion. She is never happier than when she is swept away in storytelling - in all its aspects - whether it be writing, illustrating or just reading a favorite picture book (which she still does every night!).

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jo Empson

Little Home Bird
Jo Empson
Discover how Little Bird ends up finding happiness in his new home from home in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Perfect for all children who love home, however many they may have.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2016
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Jo Empson
April 2012 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013. Highly original, this is a stunning debut picture book which celebrates creativity and difference while also serving as a touching introduction to the idea that people...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/02/2012
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