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Edward Ardizzone (Estate)


Edward Ardizzone began his career as an artist and Illustrator in 1927. In 1936 he made a picture book of a story he had told his children - the classic LITTLE TIM AND THE BRAVE SEA CAPTAIN. This developed into the internationally loved LITTLE TIM series, described by Maurice Sendak as "the saltiest and most satisfying picture books created in the last generation."

Famous as a war artist and as a distinguised member of the Royal Academy, Ardizzone is also widely considered to be the foremost illustrator of his generation. He illustrated more than 170 books, and as well as his own work, he illustrated books by Eleanor Farjeon, Graham Greene, James Reeves and Dylan Thomas.
He was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 for TIM ALL ALONE and the CBE in 1971. He was married with three children and died in 1979.

This year, Frances Lincoln have released new editions of LITTLE TIM AND THE BRAVE SEA CAPTAIN; TIM ALL ALONE; TIM'S FRIEND TOWSER and TIM TO THE RESCUE and in 2016, to mark the 80th anniversary of the book, Frances Lincoln will publish Ardizzone's original version in a folio format with the original artwork. This edition was discontinued after the war and in 1955, Ardizone completely redrew the artwork to bring it in line with the other books in the series.

US publisher Rosetta Books have published a new edition of ANN AT HIGHWOOD HALL written by Robert Graves and illustrated by Ardizzone, which can be bought as an eBook or paperback.

Other titles by
Edward Ardizzone include:

Picture books:
A Child's Christmas in Wales

The Little Train
The Little Steamroller
Titus in Trouble

Fiction and Poetry:
The Blackbird in the Lilac
The Land of Green Ginger
The Little Bookroom
Mrs Malone