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Sarah McIntyre - Author

About the Author

Sarah first captivated young readers and revolted parents with her illustrations to Morris the Mankiest Monster, a story by Giles Andreae which defied all expectations after 12 years of being turned down by 15 editors and refused by 10 publishers. She then turned her picture book skills to making comics and charmed both children and adults with the madcap antics of best friends Vern and Lettuce, a sheep and a rabbit who live in a tower block in a neighbourhood very much like Sarah's own patch in south London.

Born in Seattle in the USA, Sarah studied Russian literature at Bryn Mawr College. She worked at a newspaper in Moscow, moved to London and ran an art gallery with friends in Camberwell, then went on to study Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts, where David Fickling discovered her, halfway through her course.

While Sarah is currently crafting several picture books with David Fickling Books, she loves being part of the small-press comics scene, where she gets to see fresh material being assembled by people with only a printer and a stapler. She would love to see more children self-publishing their own comics this way.
Mixing with other comics creators gives a tremendous boost to Sarah's work, and she's very proud to have been a member of the original team that created the DFC, a weekly comics magazine. In that hugely talented group, she met some of her best friends... and some of them weren't even imaginary.

She now shares a studio with three friends in an old police station in Deptford, south London (complete with cells!). They call it The Fleece Station, since the original three members all met while drawing comics about sheep.

Sarah has joined forces with storyteller Philip Reeve to create a fantastic new adventure story, Oliver and the Seawigs, about a boy called Oliver, who is searching for his missing parents. Sarah's stunning illustrations bring this quirky adventure to life..."you could happily get lost for hours in one Sarah’s pictures – of underwater worlds and amazing creatures."   Click here to see a video of Sarah talking about this new collaboration.

Featured books by Sarah McIntyre

The New Neighbours

The New Neighbours

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019 | Told with her characteristic verve and lively illustrations this makes a brilliantly powerful case for understanding difference and developing empathy for others.

Other books by Sarah McIntyre

Grumpycorn

Grumpycorn

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Oh, what a Grumpycorn! A must-have unicorn picture book treat from the bestselling, award-winning Sarah McIntyre. Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world. He has a fancy notebook. A special fluffy pen. He has everything just perfect. But Unicorn has NO IDEA what to write! When his friends try to join in, will Unicorn turn into a ... GRUMPYCORN? A funny and feisty picture book celebrating teamwork, friendship and the joys of storytelling.

Grumpycorn

Grumpycorn

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Oh, what a Grumpycorn! A must-have unicorn picture book treat from the bestselling, award-winning Sarah McIntyre. Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world. He has a fancy notebook. A special fluffy pen. He has everything just perfect. But Unicorn has NO IDEA what to write! When his friends try to join in, will Unicorn turn into a ... GRUMPYCORN? A funny and feisty picture book celebrating teamwork, friendship and the joys of storytelling.

Vern And Lettuce

Vern And Lettuce

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Dinosaur Firefighters

Dinosaur Firefighters

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

NEE-NAR, NEE-NAR! Action stations! It's all in a day's work for a dippy Diplodocus who joins the Dinoville firefighters - with comic results! Join in with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles, race to the rescue and untangle a Tyrannosaurus rex. Can our determined Diplodocus go from zero to hero? Following on from Dinosaur Police, this is a fabulously funny new picture book by the terrifically talented, bestselling author-illustrator Sarah McIntyre! OTHER BOOKS BY SARAH MCINTRYE Dinosaur Police Grumpycorn Prince of Pants There's a Shark in the Bath

The New Neighbours

The New Neighbours

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

When new neighbours move in to the tower block, what will the other residents of Pickle Rye think? Find out in this hilarious and light-hearted book that is bursting with wonderful characters and humour. Giggle away as you hop, trot and totter down the stairs to share news of the new neighbours and learn just how important it is to leave judgements and prejudices far behind.

The New Neighbours

The New Neighbours

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

When new neighbours move in to the tower block, what will the other residents of Pickle Rye think? Find out in this hilarious and light-hearted book that is bursting with wonderful characters and humour. Giggle away as you hop, trot and totter down the stairs to share news of the new neighbours and learn just how important it is to leave judgements and prejudices far behind.

There's a Shark in the Bath

There's a Shark in the Bath

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

What would you do if you found a shark in the bath? Or three of them - Papa Shark, Mama Shark and Baby Shark? The sharks are keen on a hearty breakfast, but Dulcie knows just how to outwit such cheeky sea creatures and sends them packingbefore Dad even gets a glimpse. A smashing picture book treat from the illustrator of You Can't Eat a Princess.

Dinosaur Police

Dinosaur Police

Author: Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Dinoville Police Station was having a perfectly quietmorning - until the phone rang... Red alert! hollered Sergeant Stig O'Saurus. There's a rampaging T-Rex at the pizza factory! The dino police hop in their vehicles and switch on their sirens faster than you can say WOO WOO! They try to arrest Trevor T-Rex who is gobbling pizzas meant for the town fair, but Trevor manages to escape... The walkie-talkies are out, the air squad is being called in to help - but Trevor is still on the loose... until the cheeky T-Rex runs through the building site and gets stuck in ... CEMENT! A fabulous picture book by the fantastically talented,bestselling Sarah McIntyre!

Jampires

Jampires

Author: Sarah McIntyre, David O'Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Jampires

Jampires

Author: Sarah McIntyre, David O'Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

WATCH OUT! There's a jam thief about! Have you ever bitten into a jammy doughnut and thought - This needs more jam? Imagine Sam's horror when he discovers that his favourite treat has been SUCKED DRY! Who did it?!

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