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Pam Smy - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Pam Smy studied BA (Hons) Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, going on to study the MA in Children's Book Illustration in 2001. As a student, Pam was awarded 3rd place in the Macmillan Prize, a project that led to her first picture book contract with Egmont Books in 2003. Pam has worked for various UK publishers and she has illustrated for authors such as Julia Donaldson, John Agard, Arthur Conan Doyle and most recently worked on books by Linda Newbery and Siobhan Dowd. Pam's books are published in various countries around the world including Britain, Germany, USA and Australia. 

Pam Smy's beautiful two-colour drawings in Siobhan Dowd's The Ransom of Dond announce her as a leading children's illustrator and the astonishing blend of words and pictures takes us all into that timeless world of story.

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Other books by Pam Smy

Shine on Butter-Finger

Shine on Butter-Finger

Author: Bob Cattell, John Agard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Calypso and cricket come together in the Island's Carnival week and Riccardo Small is torn between his two loves. He has been chosen to sing in the Calypso Monarch Final, competing with the best singers on the Island. But his team mates at Calypso Cricket Club are playing the most important game in their history on the same day. Amidst the Carnival pan bands, the masqueraders and the stick-fighters Riccardo discovers why the singing competition is called 'Calypso War'. It's tough going on the cricket field too - with injuries, fires and disappearing players producing more than enough puzzles for captain Bashy to solve...

Follow the Swallow

Follow the Swallow

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Follow the Swallow is a delightful tale of friendship and exploration from Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, and illustrated by Pam Smy. Chack the blackbird and Apollo the swallow are fledgling friends. Apollo explains that he is practising flying to Africa - but Chack doesn't believe him. Chack tells Apollo that the blossom on his favourite tree will eventually turn into orange berries - Apollo doesn't believe him. But, with the inevitable turning of the seasons, both birds learn to believe the other - and cement their friendship forever. Follow the Swallow is a delightful storytime experience for children aged 2+. Perfect for kids who loved Night Monkey, Day Monkey and Spinderella. Julia Donaldson is the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Stick Man, What the Ladybird Heard, and The Scarecrows' Wedding. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and spends a lot of time touring the country doing readings - and singing! Pam Smy's work has appeared in the anthology Magical Tales Of Ireland as well as numerous other compendiums and educational texts. Her best known work is The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

Step into the dark and sinister world of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead in the grounds of his Devon home, his face a frozen picture of horror and fear. The only clue is the footprint of a terrible beast. Locals blame the diabolical curse of the Baskervilles - and the legendary monster that haunts the moor. Can Holmes and Watson solve the case before Sir Charles's heir meets the same grizzly end?

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