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Alexis Deacon - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and selected by The New York Times as one of the year's best illustrated children's books. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of Booktrust's Big Picture campaign. He illustrated Russell Hoban's children's book, Soonchild.

He lives in South East London.

Featured books by Alexis Deacon

Jim's Lion

Jim's Lion

7+ readers

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal  Jim is in hospital. He's frightened. What if the doctors send him somewhere that he can't find his way back from? Nurse Bami tells Jim that he must go to his good place and there, his finder will come looking for him. Everyone has a finder. And so, deep in Jim's dreams, he finds his: a lion. In Soonchild, Russell Hoban's final piece of fiction before he died, Alexis Deacon met the spirit and wit of Hoban's vision head-on - brilliantly capturing the dark magic that lay at the heart of this fable. Since then, it feels almost impossible to imagine a better match for Hoban's words than Alexis' art.

Other books by Alexis Deacon

Geis 2 A Game Without Rules

Geis 2 A Game Without Rules

Author: Alexis Deacon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

The second volume of Geis picks up right where the first graphic novel concluded: with the contenders divided against their will and thrown deeper into the mysterious game. Can the alliances of power be relied upon when so many rewards lay upon the line? Deacons' stunning illustrations carry forward the compelling and critically acclaimed narrative as the trilogy reaches its midpoint.

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Author: Oscar Wilde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart...

Soonchild

Soonchild

Author: Russell Hoban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Hoban is the best sort of genius. Patrick Ness, The Guardian Somewhere in the Arctic Circle, Sixteen-Face John, a shaman, learns that his first child, a soonchild, cannot hear the World Songs from her mother's womb. The World Songs are what inspire all newborns to come out into the world, and John must find them for her. But how? The answer takes him through many lifetimes and many shape-shifts, as well as encounters with beasts, demons and a mysterious benevolent owl spirit, Ukpika, who is linked to John's past...

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