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Robert Ingpen - Illustrator

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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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Other books by Robert Ingpen

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: Sir J. M. Barrie Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis-Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

It's Christmas eve and Marie and her family are enjoying the seasonal festivities. Drosselmeyer, the clockmaker and inventor, presents them with a nutcracker which Marie becomes very taken with. At the stroke of twelve that night the nutcracker comes alive before Marie's very eyes, and so begins the most wonderful adventure... Join Marie and her dear nutcracker on a journey through the mystical land of the Mouse King and Princess Pirlipat, with themes of magic, love, betrayal and redemption, beautifully captured by Robet Ingpen's exquisite illustrations.

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Mustara

Mustara

Author: Rosanne Hawke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Silent Night Holy Night

Silent Night Holy Night

Author: Werner Thuswaldner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement Clarke Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Revel in the thrill and excitement of Christmas eve and Clement C. Moore's timeless poem with this lavish edition of the well-loved classic. Feel the warmth of the house and the tingle of anticipation as Robert Ingpen's award-winning illustrations bring the story of the most magical time of year to life.

Silent Night, Holy Night

Silent Night, Holy Night

Author: Werner Thuswaldner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

If You Wish

If You Wish

Author: Kate Westerlund Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

If You Wish

If You Wish

Author: Kate Westerlund Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2014

Pinnochio: Templar Classics

Pinnochio: Templar Classics

Author: Carlo Collodi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2014

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2013

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Templar Classics

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Templar Classics

Author: Mark Twain Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2010

On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?

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