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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: Hardback 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.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

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

How did an ordinary little girl come to live such an extraordinary life? This picture book biography tells the incredible story of Anne Frank for a younger audience. 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? 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. Told with haunting, meticulously researched illustrations, this is the ideal introduction to Anne Frank's story.

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.

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