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Emma Chichester-clark - Author

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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Melrose and Croc: Together At Christmas
Emma Chichester-clark
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.' Happiness at Christmas when Melrose meets Croc. Previously, both have been lonely but, coming together, they create a wonderfully festive atmosphere and so celebrate Christmas with seasonal joy. Beautiful illustrations...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2006
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Happy Birthday to You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester-clark
Blue Kangaroo is one of the most infectiously delightful characters to share with your toddler. Both girls and boys will find this one very appealing as it covers the issue of colour. Lily’s ‘all-pink’ birthday doesn’t go down well with...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/08/2006
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Will And Squill
Emma Chichester-clark
An endearing look at friendship, from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series. Will and Squill met when they were both little. They were friends at first sight and did everything together. Both mothers were horrified, and tried to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!
Emma Chichester-clark
The gorgeous bright colours of Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations make this chunky board book irresistible. Favourite toy Blue Kangaroo thinks he's in danger of being replaced by Wild Brown Bear, Yellow Cotton Rabbit, two furry puppies and many more soft...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/01/2006
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