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Angela Barrett - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Angela Barrett completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, London and was taught by Quentin Blake. Upon leaving, Angela turned almost immediately to illustration as a career. Her first book was The King, The Cat and The Fiddle, for A&C Black, which was runner up in the Mother Goose Award in 1984. Since then, Angela has illustrated titles and designed book covers for well over 30 titles. Recognition of her work came with the Smarties Prize in 1988 for Can It Be True?, the WH Smith Illustration Award in 1991 for The Hidden House and being shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award in 1984 and 1989 and the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1993 for Beware, Beware! The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet and The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories are exquisitely illustrated by Angela and are regarded as definitive collections. Angela has become a leading figure in illustration and her unique talent is recognised internationally. Her artwork regularly features in exhibitions and is highly collectable. Angela lives in London.


 

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The Restless Girls Deluxe Slipcase Edition

The Restless Girls Deluxe Slipcase Edition

Author: Jessie Burton Format: Book Release Date: 18/10/2018

A stunning deluxe edition of Jessie Burton's dazzling feminist fairytale. Illustrated by Angela Barrett, this extra-special edition includes an exclusive print and gorgeous sprayed edges, all enclosed in a beautiful slipcase. An essential gift, this inspirational story is a modern classic to be handed down from mother to daughter for generations 'A fierce fairytale for the rebel girl' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'A magical modern retelling of an old fairytale ... Exquisite' JACQUELINE WILSON 'A complete revelation' THANDIE NEWTON 'Wild, wise, generous, ferocious' KATHERINE RUNDELL For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia's death in a motor car accident is a disaster beyond losing a mother. Their father, King Alberto, cannot bear the idea of the princesses ever being in danger and decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs. Those costs include their lessons, their possessions and, most importantly, their freedom. But the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to his will without a fight and she still has one possession her father can't take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live.

Sylvie and the Songman

Sylvie and the Songman

Author: Tim Binding Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Sylvie Bartram lives alone with Mr Jackson the dog and her eccentric composer father who invents strange and wonderful musical instruments. One day she returns from school to find a message left in toothpaste on the bathroom mirror; her father has been kidnapped. Later that night, the house is visited by a terrifying apparition - a half-man/half-creature who is searching for something and will not rest until he has found it ...Sylvie uncovers an underground world of magic and evil, and with help from her friends, she must hold off a power that threatens the lives of all beings in the world. The Songman is at large, and is determined to steal music and use it for his own evil ends...This is an exhilarating and magical story that will appeal to all readers aged 9-14.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Author: Josephine Poole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Anne Frank's diary telling the story of her years in hiding from the Nazis has affected millions of people. But what was she like as a small girl, at home with her family and friends; at play and at school? And how did an ordinary little girl come to live such an extraordinary and tragically short life? In the first half of the book we meet Anne as a small child growing up with her family in Germany. Then we follow her flight to Holland to escape the Nazis; the German invasion and the gradual isolation, then outright persecution, of the Jewish population which forces the family into hiding; the years in the Secret Annex; and her last heart-breaking journey.

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2003

Swan Lake, Coppelia, Gisele, Cinderella, La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, Petrouchka and The Sleeping Beauty . . . this beautiful collection brings together ten best-loved stories from the ballet. Geraldine McCaughrean's sparkling retellings capture all the magic and drama of these timeless stories, which are brought to life by Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations. A classic collection to treasure.

Rocking Horse Land

Rocking Horse Land

Author: Naomi Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2000

This collection of classic stories celebrates the relationship between child and treasured toy. This anthology introduces tales of Rag Bag; the doll which saved Vasilissa from the fearsome witch Baba Yaga; the adventures of Hans Anderson's tin soldier; and the enchanted rocking horse Rollande.

Joan Of Arc

Joan Of Arc

Author: Josephine Poole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/1999

When Joan of Are was thirteen she began to hear heavenly voices saying that God had chosen her to deliver Orleans from the English. This is just the beginning of one of the most powerful stories of courage, triumph and tradgedy in the history of France. In this memorable retelling, Josephine Poole's evocative and meticulously researched text is complemented by Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations to create a work that is as inspirational as the story itself.

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