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Robert Ingpen - Illustrator

Robert Ingpen was our Illustrator of the Month in November 2011. Click here to find out more.

Robert Ingpen, born in 1936, is one of Australia’s most successful illustrators and has designed, illustrated and written over 100 published books. He was born in Geelong, Australia, and still works not far away in his studio in Barwon Heads. He studied illustration art and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In 1958, Robert was appointed by the CSIRO as an artist to interpret and communicate the results of scientific research. From 1968, Robert worked as a freelance designer, illustrator and author. In 1986 he was awarded the Hans Christian Anderson Medal for his contribution to children’s literature and he has been honoured with Membership of the Order of Australia. Ingpen’s works include illustrated editions of Peter Pan and Wendy, Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Around the World in Eighty Days.

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The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Nonsense
Edward Lear - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
The best-loved nonsense rhymes of Edward Lear including The Jumblies and The Dong with the Luminous Nose are beautifully presented in this handsome edition. Each of the nine rhymes is lavishly illustrated by the award-winning Australian illustrator. There is additional...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2012
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The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
This beautiful new edition of a christmas classic, perfect to read aloud to children both young and old, brings together the classic verse with enchanting illustrations by Robert Ingpen that perfectly capture the magic of Christmas for old and young...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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The Robert Ingpen Illustrated Classics Collection
Kenneth Grahame, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Three timeless classics: The Jungle Book, Treasure Island and The Wind in the Willows all packaged together in a beautiful slipcased collection. Each of these children's favourites is complete and unabridged and illustrated by award-winning artist, Robert Ingpen. Publication coincides with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2011
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Around the World in 80 Days (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Jules Verne - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Jules Verne's pacey and popular classic (complete and unabridged) is the latest addition to the Templar Classics series. Complemented by more than seventy wonderful illustrations by award-winning artist, Robert Ingpen, and lavishly produced with foil on the jacket it is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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The Secret Garden (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Frances Hodgson Burnett - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Sally Nicholls, March 2012 Guest Editor: "I first came across The Secret Garden on story tape as a little girl. I think it's a near-perfect children's book – full of mystery and excitement, but grounded in a child's journey of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2010
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Lewis Carroll - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
The classic story of how Alice falls down the rabbit hole and enters a strange topsy-turvy world in which nothing it quite what it seems to be is given a dreamy, soft focus in Robert Ingpen's illustrations. What Alice finds...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2009
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A Christmas Carol with A Christmas Tree (illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Charles Dickens - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
A favourite of Michael Morpurgo: "The first few pages were so engaging, Marley's ghostly face on the knocker of Scrooge's door still gives me the shivers." This gorgeous and sumptuously illustrated new edition of the completely unabridged A Christmas Carol...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2008
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The Wind in the Willows (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Kenneth Grahame - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
This timeless tale has never been out of print and remains one of the best loved children's titles in English literature. Grahame's wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike and this edition is beautifully complemented...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2007
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The Jungle Book (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Rudyard Kipling - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
This classic of which we are all familiar – the story of Mowgli the boy rescued and brought up in the jungle by wolves, of Rikki Tikki Tavi the mongoose amongst a number of other jungle stories – has been...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2006
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Treasure Island (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
Robert Louis Stevenson - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
This complete and unabridged text of one of the classics of the high seas has been enhanced with over 70 original illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen, who has set his imagination loose on this breathtaking adventure, bringing the unforgettable...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2005
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Peter Pan and Wendy (Illustrated by Robert Ingpen)
J.M. Barrie - illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Wonderfully lavish this substantial hardback edition is a perfect gift at any time of the year. The memorable J M Barrie story is beautifully complemented by lots of full bleed illustrations by the immensely talented Robert Ingpen. Robert is also responsible...
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Format: Hardback | Released 13/09/2004
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