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Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College, where she was taught by Quentin Blake.  Her first book, LISTEN TO THIS! won the 1988 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's book illustration.

Emma lives in West London close by the Thames with a studio looking over the river. Emma is internationally known, and has illustrated books by Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Michael Morpurgo.

She has also written and illustrated many of her own books, including the immensely popular BLUE KANGAROO series. The first book I LOVE YOU BLUE KANGAROO , has won awards in Italy and the USA, as well as being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

MELROSE AND CROC TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS was a finalist in the Blue Peter Book Awards (Category : The Most Fun Story with Pictures). Emma's ALICE IN WONDERLAND was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2011.

The prequel in Emma's Blue Kangaroo series, When I Met You, Blue Kangaroo, is out now, along with HarperCollins' rejacketed editions of the earlier titles, and from August 2016 a customers of independent bookshops can buy their very own Blue Kangaroo toy.

THREE LITTLE MONKEYS written by Quentin Blake is Emma's latest picture book out with HarperCollins, and Autumn 2017 will see the publication of TOTO: THE DOG-GONE AMAZING STORIES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, as told by Michael Mopurgo.

Emma also has writes her popular Plumdog Blog about her whoosell (that's whippet mixed with Jack Russell and Poodle. From this Emma has written various books about Plum including the latest PLUMDOG PATH TO PERFECTION a book of Plum's own philosophical life advice (Jonathan Cape) and a second picture book PLENTY OF LOVE TO GO ROUND (Penguin Random House).

Other titles by
Emma Chichester Clark

Picture Books
Alice in Wonderland
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Blue Kangaroo series
Eliza and the Moonchild
Little Miss Muffet Counts to 10
Lulu and the Best Cake Ever
Lulu and the Treasure Hunt
Minty and Tink
No More Kissing
No More Teasing
Not Last Night But the Night Before
Up in Heaven
Will and Squill
What Will You be Grandma?

Gift Books
The Magic of the Ballet
The Orchard Book of Greek Myths
I Never Saw a Purple Cow
The Sleeping Princess

“Among the many flavours of children's books, that of Emma Chichester Clark's - funny, elegant and delicious - is unique." QUENTIN BLAKE

"The simplicity and vivid characterisation of her pictures bring the stories she illustrates to life." THE GUARDIAN

"Chichester Clark’s illustrations are, as you would expect, elegant, sumptuously coloured, and marvellously detailed and characterised." BOOKS FOR KEEPS

Three Little Monkeys (written by Quentin Blake)

The Plumdog Path to Perfection

Plenty of Love to Go Round

When I First Me You, Blue Kangaroo

Love is My Favourite Thing

Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Stories of the Wizard of Oz (written by Michael Mopurgo

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (written by Michael Morpurgo)

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Bears Don't Read


Lulu and the Best Cake Ever

Pinocchio (written by Michael Morpurgo)

I Love You Blue Kangaroo

Alice in Wonderland