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Lara Hawthorne - Author

About the Author

Lara Hawthorne is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. After graduating from Falmouth University in 2013 where she studied illustration, she has had work shortlisted for the Lowry Children's Book Award and has written and illustrated Herberto, a picture book published in Portugal, Brazil, Slovenia, France and South Korea.

Her other books include The King of Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy's 2016 Christmas poem, published by Picador, and The Night Flower, published by Big Picture Press. As well as focusing on narrative work, Lara also sells a variety of prints, notebooks and cards. Through Betty & Dupree, her prints are distributed to shops throughout the UK and internationally.

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Other books by Lara Hawthorne

Hidden Adventures

Hidden Adventures

Author: Lara Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

The perfect gift for children aged 6+ who are fans of Where's the Wookiee? and Illuminature. Grab hold of your magic red lens for an interactive search-and-find adventure around the world to see if you can spot all of the hidden treasures as you whizz into space, dive below the ocean, trek through the jungle, explore an ancient Egyptian tomb and much more. Read about the true stories and fascinating facts behind the objects you collect on your journey, some treasures can be found in the most unexpected and unusual places ... Each fun quest takes you on a different adventure to find real-life hidden treasures, surprising artefacts and extraordinary animals. This novelty book is perfect for children aged 6+ and Lara Hawthorne's engaging and detailed artwork leads you on a journey like no other in this jam-packed, search-and-find treasure hunt.

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the world how to bring colour back to the ocean? The One-Hundred-Year-Old Fish gently highlights the issue of pollution. A beautifully illustrated picture book from exciting new talent Lara Hawthorne.

Herbert's Garden

Herbert's Garden

Author: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Each creature in the garden has something special to offer, but what about a slug? Slow, slimy and greedy, Herbert wishes he could weave shimmering webs like spiders, or create wonderful underground worlds like ants. But when his lonely night-time wanderings through the garden take him up into the treetops, he and the other creatures are astonished at the beauty he has created. Spotting spreads plus helpful hints on how to look after the creatures in your own garden add to this garden-inspired tale.

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Alba the Hundred Year Old Fish

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Alba the fish has spent her entire life collecting precious objects that drift down to the ocean floor. From delicate shells to brightly coloured coral, each year on her birthday she gathers one more precious item. But over the years, Alba notices her collection is losing its sparkle and that the world is changing. What are these bits of plastic and metal? As the coral reef fades, Alba decides to leave her home behind. Can an old fish teach the world how to bring colour back to the ocean? The One-Hundred-Year-Old Fish gently highlights the issue of pollution. A beautifully illustrated picture book from exciting new talent Lara Hawthorne.

The Night Flower

The Night Flower

Author: Lara Hawthorne Illustrator: Lara Hawthorne Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

As the summer sun sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature. From pollinating fruit bats to howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this beautiful rhyming non-fiction picture book.

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