Alexis Deacon - Author Picture

Alexis Deacon - Illustrator

Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and selected by The New York Times as one of the year's best illustrated children's books. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of Booktrust's Big Picture campaign. He illustrated Russell Hoban's children's book, Soonchild.

He lives in South East London.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Alexis Deacon

Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban - illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Russell Hoban's moving, unflinching tale of a boy who finds bravery during illness is dramatically reimagined in graphic-novel format with new art by Alexis Deacon.
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/03/2015
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Jim's Lion
Russell Hoban - illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 A touching story about a boy in hospital, who dreams wild and extraordinary dreams as he faces a life-saving operation. Jim is in hospital. He's frightened. What if the doctors send him somewhere that he...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/1970
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Soonchild
Russell Hoban - illustrated by Alexis Deacon
Shortlisted for the 2012 Guardian children's fiction prize. Award winning Russell Hoban has written a lyrical story of magic and wonder that begs to be read and re-read as the mysterious story unravels. Deep, deep in the heart of the...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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