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Levi Pinfold - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Winner of the Bronze Plaque Biennale for Illustration in Bratislava 2015.

Levi Pinfold graduated from University Collge Falmouth in 2006. He is currently a Freelance Author and Illustrator working in Bristol. He was chosen one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011.

On his win at the BIB 2015 the judges said 'Magic realist and enigmatic story telling full of detail, persuades the reader to revisit each page. Pinfold creates an eerie and enigmatic tale in a setting reminiscent of the outback of the ‘New-Worlds’ in the first half of the twentieth century.'

On being shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award for The Last Bear, Levi said “Who’d have thought reading too many comics as a kid would lead to the shortlist for a Blue Peter book award! It's amazing to be a part of Hannah's wonderful book. To me, good stories are the ultimate enjoyment. It doesn’t matter what kind of person you are, you can guarantee someone has written a story which will grab you and not let go, something that feels like it’s just for you. It’s a thrill to celebrate something that can give so much pleasure. And to those of you who might be sitting on the fence about picking up a book: Take a chance, try something that looks good, it can change your life! It did mine.”

Levi Pinfold has been drawing from imagination for as long as he can remember. His published picture books are The Django, Black Dog and Greenling. Black Dog won the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 2013. Born in the Forest of Dean, he has somehow found himself living in northern NSW, Australia. He likes paintings, books, music, and some cats. 

Featured books by Levi Pinfold

Other books by Levi Pinfold

The Dam

The Dam

Author: David Almond Illustrator: Levi Pinfold Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A lyrical, captivating and beautiful picture book by Carnegie Medal-winner David Almond, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Levi Pinfold. When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They tore down the boards over the houses, stepped inside and started to play - for this would be the last time that music would be heard in this place. In this astonishing picture book that combines themes of loss, hope and music David Almond pays homage to all musicians, showing the ancient and unstoppable power of creativity.

Pictura Prints: Medieval Town

Pictura Prints: Medieval Town

Author: Levi Pinfold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white art to collect and colour for all ages. This large poster book format includes 12 prints, which can be removed from the book, coloured in and displayed on your wall. A friar, a jester, a thief and a lord; a farmer, a mother, a knight with a sword - Levi Pinfold presents all the familiar faces and bustling scenes of a medieval town.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: The Count of Monte Cristo

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Eleanor Updale, Alexandre Dumas Illustrator: Levi Pinfold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Welcome to nineteenth-century France, where a wrong word or look can get you thrown in jail. When Edmond is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he thinks his life is over. But while he is there he gets word of treasure hidden in a place called Monte Cristo ... Can he escape and reverse his fortunes? In this tale full of deception, disguise and revenge, you never quite know who you can trust. Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece is recreated to inspire a new generation of readers. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.



Author: Levi Pinfold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Mr Barleycorn picks a green baby growing on his land, letting loose the incredible power of nature. When melons grow in the kitchen and apples sprout out of their television, Mrs Barleycorn says the Greenling has to go. But the bounty and beauty of nature has a strange power - the power to bring a whole community together.

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