Vivian French is the author of over three hundred children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, including the wildly popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms, the picture book Oliver’s Vegetables, and The Tiara Club series of chapter books illustrated by Sarah Gibb. She lives in Edinburgh.
#BookIllustrationOfTheDay is by Susan Einzig for Phillipa Pearce's "Tom's Midnight Garden" (1958). German born Einzig narrowly escaped the holocaust, settled in Britain, & become an fabulous artist. Beautiful pen work. I always loved the "skating to Ely" scene best of all.
PICTURE BOOKS ARE POWERFUL. Not only do I think they're the most universal form of lit, but they're also vital tools for educating, enlightening & entertaining young minds. In Taiwan there's a TV show BASED on pic books (I was on it). Is there a TV show for kids books in the UK?
Picture Hooks provides opportunity and development for emerging picture book illustrators, to help them access the world of children’s publishing. Directed by Vivian French and Lucy Juckes, it provides mentoring, exhibitions, masterclasses, and conferences to demystify the world of publishing.