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Helen Oxenbury (International) assertion Helen Oxenbury i(A117485 works by)
Born: Established: 1938 Ipswich, Suffolk,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

British award winning children's book illustrator. Growing up in Ipswich, England, Helen Oxenbury loved nothing more than drawing. As a teenager, she entered art school and basked in the pleasure of drawing, and nothing but drawing, all day. During vacations she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre workshop, mixing paints for set designers. It was there that she decided her future lay in theatre design. Sets and scenery, not books, remained Oxenbury's preoccupation for her early adult life as she embarked on careers in theatre, film, and TV. After marrying John Burningham, another of the world's most eminent children's book illustrators, and giving birth to their first child, she turned to illustrating children's books. Today, Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll; Smarties Book Prize-winning "Farmer Duck" by Martin Waddell; "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Hawthorn : Viking , 2008 Z1523360 2008 single work picture book children's 'Rhyming text compares babies born in different places and in different circumstances, but they all share the commonality of ten little fingers and ten little toes.'--(Publisher)
2010 shortlisted YABBA Picture Storybook
2010 shortlisted KOALA Awards Picture Book
2009 shortlisted Australian Booksellers Association Awards Booksellers Choice Award
2009 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Younger Children
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