AustLit logo
Jonathan Bentley Jonathan Bentley i(A70986 works by)
Born: Established: 1965 York, Yorkshire,
c
England,
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,
;
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1987
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

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 Mo and Crow Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 20849893 2021 single work picture book children's

'Mo lives alone and he likes it that way…until Crow comes into his small and tidy life offering friendship. A gorgeous picture book with a powerful message.

'Mo lived alone and he liked it that way.
He had a house to protect him.
And a wall.
Mo trusted his wall.
It kept everything out he wanted kept out.

'A beautiful story about breaking down barriers and discovering the joys of friendship, from the brilliant creative team of Jo Kasch and award-winning illustrator Jonathan Bentley.' (Publication summary)

2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Picture Book
y separately published work icon Windows Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2020 19681019 2020 single work picture book children's

'Windows is an uplifting story of how humanity has pulled together during the Coronavirus pandemic.

'Written from Patrick's own experience of having to leave the family home due to his son's Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Windows shows how five kids from different parts of the world connect and draw strength from their communities from behind the safety of their own windows.

'Heartwarming, hopeful and surprisingly funny, Windows will resonate with families all over the world and become a valuable time capsule of what life was like in 2020.' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Picture Books
2021 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Cat and Dog Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2019 16564020 2019 single work picture book children's

'One dog. One cat. One very tidy apartment. What could go wrong?

'Cat is grumpy, fashion-obsessed, and a bit of a snob. Dog is excitable, bold, and bursting with energy. What do they have in common? They both want to see the world! It’s time to come up with a grand escape plan…

'Join these two loveable and incorrigibly mischievous pets as they team up to break out.

'They’ll need brains. They’ll need bravery. And they’ll definitely need costumes.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Early Childhood
2020 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book designed by Bruno Herfst and Kristy Lund-White
Last amended 3 Nov 2008 12:49:12
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X