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Birgitta Sif - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Birgitta Sif was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She received her BEA from Cornell University and her masters from the Cambridge School of  Art. She is the author and illustrator of Oliver, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.  Birgitta’s feet have now taken her to Cambridge, where she lives with her  family. Follow her on Instagram here.

Featured books by Birgitta Sif

Oliver

Oliver

3+ readers

Author: Birgitta Sif Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2013

This is a stunning picture book debut that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship. Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver's day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight and treasures to find! But maybe toys don't always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised. Readers - both parents and children alike - will recognize themselves in the character of Oliver, a little boy trying to find his way through the world. Birgitta's remarkable talent for visual storytelling is sure to make this one of the most exciting picture books in 2013! It is a book that demands re-reading. Tiny, humorous details can be spotted on each page...look out for the mouse and the girl in the red dress!

Other books by Birgitta Sif

Hugo

Hugo

Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

A Parisian pigeon passionate about people makes a new friend - with gentle themes of community and inclusivity. Hugo the pigeon has an important job. He looks after the park and everyone who lives there. Everyone except for the Somebody whose curtains are never open. But one day, Hugo is so busy doing his showing-off dance that he doesn't see the dog approaching ... and Somebody has to fly to the rescue! A charming story about community and the value of friendship, beautifully brought to life by Birgitta Sif's energetic illustrations.

Hugo

Hugo

Author: Atinuke Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A Parisian pigeon passionate about people makes a new friend - with gentle themes of community and inclusivity. Hugo the pigeon has an important job. He looks after the park and everyone who lives there. Everyone except for the Somebody whose curtains are never open. But one day, Hugo is so busy doing his showing-off dance that he doesn't see the dog approaching ... and Somebody has to fly to the rescue! A charming story about community and the value of friendship, beautifully brought to life by Birgitta Sif's energetic illustrations.

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

Author: Mara Bergman Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse... All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops TICKING and TOCKING and DINGING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn't have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along? From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large.

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

The Tall Man and the Small Mouse

Author: Mara Bergman Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

On a tall hill, in a tall house, lived a tall man and a small mouse... From Mara Bergman and Birgitta Sif, creator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, comes an enchanting new story of friendship and teamwork; a modern fable of little and large. All day long, the Tall Man does tall things that need doing, like picking apples and untangling swings and fixing all the broken things. But, one day, the huge town clock simply stops to TICK and TOCK and DING! Whatever will the Tall Man do? However hard he tries, he just doesn't have a clue! Perhaps now is just the right time for the perfect little friend to come along?

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Author: Hiawyn Oram Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

What happens when a boy is brave enough to stand up for what he feels is right? Greedy Greenbackboy's got an idea for a game. He wants Snowboy to help him cut down all the trees in the forest and catch all the fish in the deep and ever-moving ocean. But Snowboy recognizes the importance of life in the natural world around him and, in this evocatively told tale, has to trust his instinct to protect, rather than destroy... From the illustrator of Oliver and Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance, and highly acclaimed author, Hiawyn Oram, comes a poignant eco-conscious story, and a vivid portrayal of a child's imaginative play.

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Author: Birgitta Sif Illustrator: Birgitta Sif Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a book that glows from the inside out, a book that will move you to be yourself, exactly as you are, and - of course! - get dancing! From the award-winning author of Oliver comes a heart-warming story about finding new friends, overcoming your fears, following your dreams and - of course! - about dancing! Frances Dean loves to dance. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move - she feels the wind and dances, hears the singing of the birds and dances. But as soon as anyone is around, she feels so shy. Her knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy and ... she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage within herself to share her talent with other people and ... feel free? But then, one day, Frances Dean notices something - someone - unusual and it surprises her and inspires her all at once...

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