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Jonathan Bentley Jonathan Bentley i(A70986 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 York, Yorkshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1987
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BiographyHistory

Brisbane-based Jonathan Bentley worked for eight years as a freelance illustrator in England and Australia before joining the Courier-Mail in 1997 as an editorial illustrator. His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Independent, New Scientist, the Observer, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Second Sky Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11881206 2017 single work picture book children's

'The first thing Gilbert sees when he hatches from his egg is the sky. It is love at first sight and from that moment on Gilbert longs to fly like other birds. 

'But Penguins don’t fly, they waddle, and so begins Gilbert's quest to find his place in the world. 

'Great things happen when you reach for the sky.' (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2018 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Early Childhood
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
y separately published work icon Tales from a Tall Forest Richmond : Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 11545420 2017 single work picture book children's

'When an innocent princess wanders into the forest, she finds herself trapped between a wolf with a ravenous appetite and a sweet little house with a secret. Meanwhile, a desperate fisherman enters into a very bad bargain with a power-hungry monkey. And meanerwhile still, a tiny tricksy tailor promises a promise that not even the most magic of beanstalks can help him escape.

'In this rich and rambunctious tapestry of tales, satirist Shaun Micallef unravels the traditional fairy story and nimbly weaves your favourite characters into new and surprising adventures. Illustrated by award-winning artist Jonathan Bentley, this subversively silly trilogy will captivate parents and children alike – and indignant fairytale authors too. ' (Synopsis)

2018 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book
2018 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book of the Year
2018 longlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Where Is Bear? Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2016 9296591 2016 single work picture book children's

'No one goes to bed without their faithful bear. But this irresistible story has a surprise in store!' (Publication summary)

2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
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