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Emma Chichester Clark - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. 

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

Featured books by Emma Chichester Clark

Three Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2016

A classic of the future. Hilda Snibbs had three little monkeys. Their names were Tim and Sam and Lulu. They were very lively...

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What Will You be Grandma?

What Will You be Grandma?

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Nanette Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Actress Nanette Newman was inspired by her own granddaughter to write this story about what Grandma might be when she grows up. Together, Grandma and Lily dream up all the most fun and imaginative things a grandma could do to make the world a better place. Emma Chichester Clark’s illustrations capture the very best of a wonderful and very special relationship.

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Lily has decided - this year she will have a pink birthday. Pink invitations, pink cake and pink presents. But Blue Kangaroo is not pink! Has Lily forgotten her best friend?

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Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2001

Lily loves Blue Kangaroo, but she often loses him and sometimes Blue Kangaroo wonders if he'll ever see her again. Luckily, Lily always seems to find him, but what if one day she doesn't?

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Other books by Emma Chichester Clark

Station Jim A sweet and heart-warming illustrated Christmas tale for all the family about one special dog's railway adventures.

Station Jim A sweet and heart-warming illustrated Christmas tale for all the family about one special dog's railway adventures.

Author: Louis de Bernieres Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift. One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train... Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he's never found an abandoned puppy on his train before. He has no intention of keeping it but his five children - Alfie, Arthur, Beryl, Sissy and Albert - have other ideas and Jim is soon a much-loved, but often disruptive, member of the family. Whether it's his feud with the cat, getting stuck in rabbit-holes, accidentally going to sea, accompanying the children to school or carol singing at Christmas, Jim has a knack of making himself the centre of attention. This little black and tan puppy with its small bright eyes and very waggy rump becomes something of a hero in his town, and even catches the eye of the King himself. Station Jim is a story for both children and adults and includes delightful pictures by celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.

Three Little Monkeys Ride Again

Three Little Monkeys Ride Again

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future. Beep! Beep! The three little monkeys are back in an irresistible new story! Hilda Snibbs is taking her three mischievous monkeys to visit her mother in the country. But what is supposed to be a calm and peaceful holiday is soon filled with chaos and hilarious havoc! Quentin Blake's delightfully funny story is brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful mixed-media illustration in this landmark follow up to Three Little Monkeys.

Baby on Board

Baby on Board

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . . A lyrical and epic story about a baby and a trio of toys, and their adventure on the high seas. Beautifully told by master storyteller Allan Ahlberg and stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark in their first standalone picture-book collaboration.

Three Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys

Author: Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A remarkable collaboration - that brings together giants of the picture book world - to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future. Hilda Snibbs had three little monkeys. Their names were Tim and Sam and Lulu. They were very lively...

Baby on Board

Baby on Board

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Once, many years ago, there was a baby, in his pram, with his sisters and their sandwiches and lemonade and toys . . . From master storyteller Allan Ahlberg, this is a beautifully told lyrical adventure about a baby, a hardy trio of toys and their adventure on the high seas! Stunningly illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, this is lovely book for little and big readers alike. The perfect addition to any nursery bookshelf, to be enjoyed over and over again.

Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Pinocchio In His Own Words

Pinocchio In His Own Words

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2018

The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you've never seen him before: telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of WAR HORSE. Now - there's no point in pretending here - I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is I'm not just a puppet, I'm more than just bits of wood and string. I'm me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story... So begins this stunningly beautiful interpretation of the classic story. Michael Morpurgo channels Pinocchio's words to tell the famous puppet's story in his own inimitable, cheeky and always funny way. Lavishly illustrated throughout in full color by the acclaimed Emma Chichester Clark, this is a must-have gift for all book lovers, and an utterly charming and surprising adaptation of a much-loved tale.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Author: Adrian Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories. Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . . Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero. Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more. This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket. Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books: Orchard Greek Myths Orchard Aesop's Fables The Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more) Orchard Ballet Stories

Toto The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz

Toto The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

From master storyteller MICHAEL MORPURGO, and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning EMMA CHICHESTER CLARK, comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy's pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart). I was there, Papa Toto said, and those magic words sent shivers down my spine. It was going to be the Wizard story. Dorothy and me were both there. We were all silent, snuggled up together, waiting, waiting. Then Papa Toto began... When a twister descends on their Kansas farm, Toto and his owner Dorothy hide in the house - only to be plucked into the air and whisked away! Coming down with a crash in the mysterious land of Oz, the pair meet a series of extraordinary characters: a scarecrow who believes he has no brains, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion who may not be as cowardly as he thinks he is. But Toto and Dorothy are desperate to return home - after all, home is home, and home is best! So they set off with their new friends on a journey down the yellow brick road to find the only person who might be able to help them: the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. But what they find might surprise them. And on the way, all of them will learn that what they think they are missing might have been there, all along... Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an unforgettable telling of a classic story, and a must for every bookshelf.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

A beautiful new edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. No child ever forgets the story of the witch, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house in the forest. Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo takes the Brothers Grimm classic to a new level, weaving from these themes a rich fairytale tapestry of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage. With breath-taking illustrations by the celebrated Emma Chichester Clark, this edition of Hansel and Gretel will grip the imagination of a whole new generation of children.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

A beautiful edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats takes over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story.

Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary

Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary

Author: Andrew Delahunty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2016

The Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary, beautifully illustrated by well-known picture book artist Emma Chichester Clark, is the perfect first building block for 5-7 year-olds to engage with words and language. Over 2000 entries give clear meanings and definitions, parts of speech, word forms, word families, synonyms and opposites to build vocabulary and first literacy skills. Not just a dictionary, this unique book brings to life the world of fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and picture books that children love. Winnie the Pooh and Georgie Porgie appear alongside Aladdin and Cinderella in the innovative example sentences. Rhyming words, little words hiding in big words, and riddles provide plenty of opportunities for fun word play, along with amusing word jokes and child-friendly word origins. The entry for 'crocodile' tells the child that the word comes from a Greek word meaning 'lizard' and ends with the joke: 'What's a crocodile's favourite game? Snap.' This wealth of information and fun with words is presented in a contemporary, easy-to-use, engaging layout, creating the most accessible and affordable dictionary and gift-book combination, the perfect buy for Christmas and holidays as well as for everyday use.

Pinocchio Band 15/Emerald

Pinocchio Band 15/Emerald

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2016

Remind yourself of the enchanting story of Pinocchio, by Pinocchio, retold here by the multi-award winning author Michael Morpurgo and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. A truly beautiful edition that brings this classic tale back to life. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: A traditional tale Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

A beautiful new edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats takes over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story.

Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Author: Enid Blyton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Popular and little-known stories by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton, brought together in a stunning gift book, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Enid Blyton was a storyteller who effortlessly transported readers to the enchanted lands of her imagination. In Blyton's world, carpets could grant wishes, rabbits rode on underground railways and magic doors and rabbit-holes took adventurous children into strange new worlds. This collection, compiled by renowned Blyton experts Norman Wright and Mary Cadogan, combs the Blyton archive to select extracts from popular works such as The Magic Faraway Tree as well as forgotten tales from the hundreds of magazines Enid wrote and edited in the 40s and 50s. The book is divided into six chapters, such as 'Wizards and Witches', 'Animal Magic', 'Extraordinary Objects' and Greedy Magic'. Renowned illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, who illustrated the cover for the 70th anniversary edition of Five Runaway Together has provided atmospheric black and white drawings and eight full-colour plates.

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

A brand new Alice for children today to enjoy, beautifully retold and illustrated by multi-award-winning author Emma Chichester Clark, which captures the original tale faithfully and loyally but with makes it accessible for a whole new generation. * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Mrs Vole the Vet

Mrs Vole the Vet

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Mrs Vole the vet has one son, two daughters, three cats, four dogs and no husband. Really, she has everything she needs and she works very hard - no job is too big, too small or too high - but her children think that what she really needs is a boyfriend! A hilarious Happy Families picture book from master storyteller, Allan Ahlberg.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

A spell-binding modern retelling of a classic children's tale by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story.

Wolfie

Wolfie

Author: Emma Barnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2012

The Haunting of Pip Parker

The Haunting of Pip Parker

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A deliciously spooky Christmas tale by the 2001-2003 Children's Laureate. Lots of children find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve, usually because they are excited about the presents that Father Christmas is going to bring. But Pip Parker is not excited; she's scared. Every night for a week she's been lying awake watching the horrible skull shape gleaming from her bedroom wall. What is it? Why is it haunting her? When will it go away?

What Will You be Grandma?

What Will You be Grandma?

Author: Nanette Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Every child is asked what they would like to be when they grow up, but Lily decides to turn the tables by asking her grandma the same question! What answer will Grandma give? This enchanting book illustrates the touching bond between a grandparent and grandchild.

Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Author: Reinhardt Jung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

A sumptuous and stylishly illustrated edition of one of Reinhardt Jung's classic story brought to vivid life by Emma Chichester Clark - student of the legendary Quentin Blake. Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his eleven stories out into the world, to find their own (true) setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night. The eleventh story is blank. Bambert hopes it will write itself. Gradually the stories return, with postmarks from all round the world. But Bambert's life-work is not complete until the return of the eleventh story, the fate of which is still unknown...Once read, Bambert's Book of Missing Stories is never forgotten

Not Last Night but the Night Before

Not Last Night but the Night Before

Author: Colin McNaughton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Beautiful illustrations bring charm and a new twist to this classic children's rhyme. Not last night but the night before, lots of folk knocked at the boy's door. They knocked him down when he let them in - but was there a big surprise for him? Meet all of your favourite nursery characters in this fabulous romp of a book!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Emma Chichester-Clark brings a new humour and warmth to the beloved story of naughty Goldilocks. When the three bears go for a family stroll while their porridge cools, naughty little Goldilocks sees her chance to sneak into their house and play amongst the bears' things. But what will happen when the bears return? This tale of delightful impudence is sure to charm every young reader. Emma Chichester-Clark's trademark charming illustrations make her retelling of the classic folk tale of Goldilocks' misadventures with the three bears a true book to treasure.

Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Author: Reinhardt Jung Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Bambert lives alone in his attic home. He feels out of place in the world and finds solace in the characters he creates in his stories. One day, he decides to send his eleven stories out into the world, to find their own (true) setting. He attaches them to paper balloons and sends them out on a windy night. The eleventh story is blank. Bambert hopes it will write itself. Gradually the stories return, with postmarks from all round the world. But Bambert's life-work is not complete until the return of the eleventh story, the fate of which is still unknown...

My First Ballet Stories

My First Ballet Stories

Author: Adele Geras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2007

Orchard Aesop's Fables

Orchard Aesop's Fables

Author: Michael Morpurgo Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2004

A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.

Classic Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Classic Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2004

Little Red Riding Hood is going to visit her Granny, but who is that she meets on the way? A fabulous versio of this classic fairy tale.

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