FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith
  

FArTHER

Written by Grahame Baker-Smith
Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith

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Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011. You can see some beautiful artwork images from the book by downloading the free extract.

A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011.

Graham Baker-Smith’s debut Leon and the Place Between was shortlisted for the prestigious Greenaway Medal in 2010. Farther is the first book that he’s written and illustrated himself and it’s utterly captivating. The text is so beautifully placed and inextricably linked into the illustration on every page that you’re drawn through the book at breakneck speed but then you’ll immediately want to go back, spend time on every page and in order to delve deeper into the story of a father and a son and a dream of flying. Graham’s clever use of photographs, collage and illustration make his style completely original and unique. This is a picture book to treasure and will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Publishing a Greenaway Medal Winner is a triumph for a small publisher like Templar Publishing. Managing Director Amanda Wood said she was delighted and paid tribute to Templar’s Art Director, Mike Jolley. She also said it was a huge privilege for the company to work with the author, Grahame Baker-Smith.

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Synopsis

FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith

FArTHER is another beautiful book by Grahame Baker-Smith – whose first picture book for Templar, Leon and the Place Between (written by Angela McAllister) received critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the 2010 Greenaway Award.

Using photographic collage and illustration, this is the first book that Grahame has written and illustrated. Constantly experimenting with different styles of illustration, Grahame likes to challenge the conventional boundaries with his artwork.

About the Author

Grahame Baker-Smith

STOP PRESS ! Grahame is the winner of the Greenaway Medal 2011

Grahame Baker Smith studied at Berkshire College of Art and Design. Deciding to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator meant that he had to teach himself the craft of illustration, working in a tiny Oxford bedsit and often buying his paints instead of the paraffin for his heater.

Grahame has now illustrated a number of adult titles (including an H.G. Wells trilogy), does regular illustration work for magazines and creates stunning children’s book illustrations. Constantly experimenting with different styles of illustration, Grahame likes to challenge conventional boundaries with his artwork.
Grahame illustrated the magical picture book Leon and the Place Between, written by Angela McAllister. Farther, which uses photographic collage and illustration, is the first book that Grahame has written and illustrated. It won the Greenaway Medal in 2011. Constantly experimenting with different styles of illustration, Grahame likes to challenge the conventional boundaries with his artwork. Grahame is also busy writing and illustrating a groundbreaking new project – an epic adventure called Tales from Terramaunia.

Grahame currently lives in Bath, with his wife Linda.

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Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Grahame Baker-Smith
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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2011

ISBN

9781848771338

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