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Jon Klassen - Illustrator

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, the only book to ever win both the Kate Greenaway and Caldecott Medal. He also illustrated Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General's Award in 2010. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, Jon now lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Nest
Kenneth Oppel - illustrated by Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | March 2016 Book of the Month A truly exceptional, uniquely unsettling work in which the stinging clarity and poignancy of Oppel's writing is exquisitely...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2017
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Triangle
Mac Barnett - illustrated by Jon Klassen
April 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017 Brilliant and hilarious, award-winning Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett's Triangle is the gem of a book. Spare and sophisticated at one and the same time...
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Format: Hardback | Released 16/03/2017
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | A Julia Eccleshare Book of the Month October 2016 Award-winning Jon Klassen is as witty, engaging and subtle as ever in this delightful story with a very big theme but told...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2016
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The Nest
Kenneth Oppel - illustrated by Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | March 2016 Book of the Month A truly exceptional, uniquely unsettling work in which the stinging clarity and poignancy of Oppel's writing is exquisitely...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedPax
Sara Pennypacker - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, March 2016 Touching and thought-provoking this is a lyrically-told story perfectly presented in a beautiful book. Peter's life falls apart after his mother dies in a car crash. The only thing that makes him...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedSam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen has created a second delightful and surprising picture book with Mac Barnett, author of The Dark. Here two boys dig a hole. It doesn't seem to take...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedSam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett - illustrated by Jon Klassen
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen has created a second delightful and surprising picture book with Mac Barnett, author of The Dark. Here two boys dig a hole. It doesn't seem to take...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2014
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This is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014 - Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. One of Julia Eccleshare's Stand-out Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling illustrator Jon Klassen...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Dark
Lemony Snicket - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013. Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful and empowering take on the familiar theme...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Award-winning Jon Klassen's illustrations perfectly capture the warm hearted message of this stunning picture book. When Annabelle finds a box of coloured yarns she starts knitting. In doing so, she transforms her cold, black and white world by giving it...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Dark
Lemony Snicket - illustrated by Jon Klassen
Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - April 2013 Book of the Month Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013. Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2013
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Extra Yarn
Mac Barnett - illustrated by Jon Klassen
This is an extraordinary new picture book about a little girl who cocoons her cold, grey town in joy and warmth...and brightly coloured yarn! It's the perfect marriage of a beautiful, timeless story and stunning illustrations from a dream duo,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/12/2012
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This is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Winner of the UKLA Book Awards 3-6yrs 2014- Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal. One of Julia Eccleshare's Stand-out Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling illustrator Jon Klassen follows...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2012
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I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 A simply told story with a delicious and irresistible mischievous twist in its ending. Poor Bear! He has lost his hat. He asks everyone if they have seen it but no...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen
Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 A simply told story with a delicious and irresistible mischievous twist in its ending. Poor Bear! He has lost his hat. He asks everyone if they have seen it but no one...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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jonklassen.blogspot.co.uk/

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