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Mini Grey - Author

Mini Grey was born in the front seat of a mini in an icy car-park in South Wales. She grew up in a village in Buckinghamshire with plenty of places to make camps, climb trees and pretend to be horses. As a child Mini created many bizarre objects from cardboard, clay, papier mache, dough, plaster, toilet rolls and crisp packets.

At university Mini became involved with set-building at the Bloomsbury theatre and eventually got asked to design some shows. After her degree she worked making latex puppets in a basement in Covent Garden until she was offered a place on a theatre design course. Mini loved theatre designing but she didn't earn much money. She trained to be a teacher and worked for six years in South London. She especially liked running after-school clubs in model-making and pottery.

Mini had always done bits of illustration in her spare time, and had an ambition to have a book published some day. She did a two-year MA in illustration, and made a strange pop-up book and an animation about it.

Mini has been shortlisted and won a number of prizes including for, The Pea and The Princess being shortlisted for the Greenaway Award in 2002, and Biscuit Bear, being the winner of the Smarties Prize in 2004.

Mini lives in Oxford with her partner Tony and cat Bonzetta. She likes running along the river, cycling, walking up hills, running down corridors, and playing badly on her electric piano wearing headphones.

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Space Dog
Mini Grey
Spacedog's lonely mission is nearly over, and it's nearly time for him to go home. But one perilous rescue attempt later, and he finds himself with an Astrocat aboard his ship. But everyone knows Spacedogs and Astrocats are sworn enemies...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/03/2015
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Hermelin The Detective Mouse
Mini Grey
Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 3-6 years Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Hermelin
Mini Grey
Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their brilliant detective is a mouse! What will happen to Hermelin?...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/02/2014
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Three By the Sea
Mini Grey
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011. Prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey tells a tender and thought-provoking fable about friendship. Cat, Dog and Mouse live happily together; while Cat...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Three By the Sea
Mini Grey
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey tells a tender and thought provoking fable about friendship. Cat, Dog and Mouse live happily together; while Cat does the housework, Dog tends the garden and Mouse...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/09/2010
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Traction Man Meets Turbodog
Mini Grey
Hilarious action-packed new adventures for the intrepid Traction Man and his popular side-kick, Scrubbing Brush, in this fantastic sequel by prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey. After an intrepid exploration of the compost heap, Scrubbing Brush returns so dirty that the foolish...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2009
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Jim
Mini Grey
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 With opening flaps and a final, magnificent picture which opens out completely, this is a wonderful illustrated version of a classic poem. Jim has everything he wants – delightfully tactile ‘slices of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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Traction Man Is Here (Book & CD)
Mini Grey
Hurrah for Traction Man, the toy hero who, with his faithful side kick Scrubbing Brush, is up for adventures anytime and anyplace. They'll tackle any challenge and bravely fight their way through to success. But, when Traction Man is given...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2008
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Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog
Mini Grey
Hilarious action-packed new adventures for the intrepid Traction Man and his popular side-kick, Scrubbing Brush, in this fantastic sequel by prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey. After an intrepid exploration of the compost heap, Scrubbing Brush returns so dirty that the foolish...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2008
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Traction Man is Here
Mini Grey
Mini Grey has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Short listed for the Blue Peter Book Awards - Best Illustrated book to read aloud 2006.A very original tale told from...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Mini Grey
Mini Grey has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Winner of Greenaway Award 2007. Everybody knows that the Dish ran away with the Spoon but who knows why or what happened...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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