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Judith Kerr (The Illustrators)

Joanna Carey, Quentin Blake, Claudia Zeff


An overview of the life and work of the much-loved children’s illustrator and author Judith Kerr, creator of classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog

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This volume in the Illustrators series showcases the work of the late Judith Kerr, one of the world's most beloved authors and illustrators. Joanna Carey, who had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the backstory behind Kerr's popular books and analyses how she works. She draws on a range of never-before-seen visual materials to take readers behind the scenes of Kerr's unforgettable creations. The result is not only a celebration of Kerr's classic work, but also a thoughtful and intimate account of her long and remarkable career.


'Funny, sympathetic, original'
Jackie Wullshläger’s Art Books of the Year, Financial Times

'This lovely book is an absolute delight, and the ravishing cover is the colour of a pink sugared almond'
Daily Mail

'Beautiful … Please hunt out this book'
Elly Pear

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.5 x 18.7 cm

Extent: 112 pp

Illustrations: 103

Publication date: 25 July 2019

ISBN: 9780500022153

About the Author

Joanna Carey is a writer and artist, and former Children’s Book Editor for the Guardian.