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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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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

The perfect gift for a swashbuckling young pirate. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! 'No edition has ever been better illustrated than this. Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map among the captain's belongings and, accompanied by his friends Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, they set off in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories.

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

The perfect gift for a young reader. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! When Peter Pan flies in through the Darling children's nursery window in search of his shadow, the scene is set for a wonderful tale of adventure and excitement that has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than a century. Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. With its daring escapades and epic battles, Peter Pan and Wendy captures the spirit of childhood and has become one of the best-loved children's books of all time. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2021

The perfect gift for a young adventurer. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! Robert Ingpen's illustrations create a real sense of time, place and character: each drawing an enchanting evocation of a distant time in the American South. Mark Twain called his classic tale a 'hymn to boyhood', and this unforgettable story of a boy growing up in a small town on the Mississippi has become an all-time favourite: not just in America, but around the world. The original boyhood hero, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer is an irresistible mix of exuberance, bad behaviour and bravado. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2021

The perfect gift for a young reader. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! When Alice sees a White Rabbit with a waistcoat and a watch hurrying down a rabbit hole, she follows him without a thought for where she is going, and how she will get home. She finds herself in a world beyond imagination, where she seems never to be the same size for more than five minutes, where riddles have no answers, where playing cards rule, and where no one seems sane or sensible. In Alice's quest to find her way home, she meets a cast of unforgettable characters - the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the sleepy Dormouse, the fearsome Queen of Hearts and, of course, the smiling Cheshire Cat. But where is the White Rabbit? And what is he late for? And how will she ever find her way home? For over 150 years, the story that Lewis Carroll wrote as a celebration of the magical realms of the human imagination has enchanted generations of readers with its memorable characters, passages and verses. Glorious full-colour illustrations from the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2021

The perfect gift for an animal enthusiast. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! Rescued as a baby from Shere Khan, the tiger with the blazing eyes, Mowgli is brought up by the Law of the Jungle. He learns how to hunt and how to speak the languages of the jungle creatures. As he embarks on a series of thrilling escapades, Mowgli encounters such unforgettable creatures as Bagheera, the graceful black panther, Baloo the kindly brown bear, and Kaa, the deadly snake with the hypnotic stare. But Mowgli is a man, and he knows that one day he must take his place among his own kind. First, he must face his life-long enemy, Shere Khan, in a battle of wits and strength to discover who is the true King of the Jungle. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The perfect gift for an animal enthusiast. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! This timeless tale has never been out of print and is one of the best-loved children's titles in English literature. Kenneth Grahame's wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike, and Robert Ingpen's stunning illustrations bring to life the adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger. When the Mole leaves his spring-cleaning and heads up into the open air, he embarks on a series of exhilarating adventures with his new friends: the laid-back Ratty, the gruff yet kindly Badger and the self-satisfied, irrepressible Mr. Toad. The impulsive Toad leads the friends from one escapade to the next - from upturned gypsy caravans to stolen motorcars, a daring prison escape and, finally, to a heroic confrontation with the sinister inhabitants of the Wild Wood. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation... This edition of Treasure Island has been adapted for younger readers and features: * Simplified text * A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers * Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map among the captain's belongings and, accompanied by his friends Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney, they set off in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation... This edition of Peter Pan and Wendy has been adapted for younger readers. has been adapted for younger readers and features: * Simplified text * A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers * Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. Wendy and her two brothers join Peter on a journey to Neverland, a magical place filled with fantastic characters like the Lost Boys, fairies, mermaids, and pirates, including, of course, their notorious leader Captain Hook. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The perfect gift for a young adventurer. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! Robert Ingpen's illustrations beautifully capture the enchanting world of Oz, and his characterisations magically bring Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow and the Tin-Man to life. An iconic classic, The Wizard of Oz is a must-read for adults and children alike. Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation... This edition of Alice in Wonderland has been adapted for younger readers and features: * Simplified text * A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers * Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. In Alice's quest, she meets a cast of unforgettable characters - the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the sleepy Dormouse, the fearsome Queen of Hearts and, of course, the smiling Cheshire Cat. But where is the White Rabbit? And what is he late for? And how will she ever find her way home? A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The perfect gift for a curious mind. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! A series of incredible tales from master storyteller Rudyard Kipling. How did the whale get his throat? Why was the lazy camel lumbered with a hump? And how did the elephant's insatiable curiosity earn him a trunk? Kipling first invented these delightful, warm and humorous stories about the beginning of the world and the first animals in it for his own daughter, Josephine. Conjuring up distant lands and exotic jungles, the imaginative tales are bewitching for both children and adults. This edition brings together the complete and unabridged text (including the thirteenth story, The Tabu Tale, which is often excluded from modern publications). Award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has interpreted and enriched the stories with stunning illustrations that bring an unforgettable cast of extraordinary animal characters to life. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The perfect gift for a young adventurer. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! Award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen has captured the mischievous Pinocchio and his extraordinary escapades as never before, breathing new excitement into this enchanting classic. The exuberant young scamp Pinocchio ignores the advice of his kindly father and sets off into the world in search of adventure. Along the way he encounters many remarkable characters - including the nefarious Fox and Cat, a wise-talking cricket and a beautiful azure-haired fairy - and lurches from one predicament to another. By the end of the book, this wilful wooden hero finally learns his lesson and obtains his heart's desire - becoming a real boy. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation... This edition of A Christmas Carol has has been adapted for younger readers and features: * Simplified text * A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers * Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. This seasonal tale of self-discovery is one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story

Author: Rudyard Kipling Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

It's never too soon to share your favourite classics with the next generation... This edition of The Jungle Book has been adapted for younger readers and features: * Simplified text * A child-friendly layout, designed for young readers * Full-colour illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. Introducing Rudyard Kipling's beloved stories of the boy Mowgli, rescued and raised by tigers in the heart of the jungle. The tales feature such unforgettable creatures such as Bagheera, the graceful black panther; Baloo, the kindly brown bear; and Kaa, the snake with the hypnotic stare. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The perfect gift for a young adventurer. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! Evocative of an era when all travel was an adventure, this timeless classic is perfectly captured by Robert Ingpen's rich and detailed illustrations. Although round-the-world travel is now possible in hours rather than weeks, Jules Verne's tale of a race against the clock has never lost its power to thrill. Set in 1872, Mr. Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of precision and predictability, and his manservant, the ever resourceful Passepartout, ride through India on an elephant, sail the South China Sea in the teeth of a typhoon, and cross the snow-covered plains of the American Wild West in order to fulfill a wager that the journey can be completed in just 80 days. The ill-assorted but determined trio have to use all of their ingenuity and some remarkable vehicles to race back to London. Will they make it in time? A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The perfect Christmas gift. Share your beloved childhood stories with the next generation! This classic seasonal tale of self-discovery has become one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works. This stunning edition contains atmospheric illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen that evoke Dickensian London at Christmas time. This volume also includes Dickens's short story, A Christmas Tree, with its evocative description of the delights of the season. A full-colour illustrated edition of one of the world's best loved stories. 'Ingpen's drawings are utterly compelling' - Michael Morpurgo

The Jungle Book: Rikki Tikki Tavi (Picture Hardback)

The Jungle Book: Rikki Tikki Tavi (Picture Hardback)

Author: Rudyard Kipling Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

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

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Author: J.M. Barrie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

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

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Author: ETA Hoffmann Illustrator: Robert Ingpen 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.

Mustara

Mustara

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

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Children's Edition)

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Children's Edition)

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Leather / fine binding Release Date: 01/07/2015

On the grounds of Misselthwaite, her Uncle Archibald's estate near the Yorkshire moors, nine-year-old Mary Lennox finds a walled-in garden that has been locked securely for years. With the help of Dickon Sowerby, a young local boy who can charm animals, Mary cultivates the garden, an experiences that both improves her health and raises her spirits. Ultimately, the secret garden proves beneficial not only to Mary, but to her sickly cousin Colin. Nurtured with love and tenderness, the secret garden proves it has the power to heal the heart. First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden is a much-loved classic of children's literature. This illustrated edition, with full-colour plates by Charles Robinson, features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilded edging, and decorative endpapers. Decorative, durable, and collectible, it's a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

Silent Night Holy Night

Silent Night Holy Night

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

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement Clarke Moore Illustrator: Robert Ingpen 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.

If You Wish

If You Wish

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

Pinnochio: Templar Classics

Pinnochio: Templar Classics

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

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Lifetimes The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

Lifetimes The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children

Author: Bryan Mellonie Illustrator: Robert Ingpen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1983

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