RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51669501 LA English T1 Magic pencil : children's book illustration today A1 Blake, Quentin., Laing Art Gallery., British Library., PB British Council : British Library PP [London] YR 2002 SN 0712347704 9780712347709 AB This volume presents the work of thirteen of the top children's book illustrators working today. Each chapter contains a commentary by the illustrator, introducing their work and explaining how they started to illustrate children's books, and shows several original artworks by each illustrator. The introduction reflects on the complexities of providing an illustrative response to the characters and activities of a writer. Joanna Carey, formerly Children's Book Editor of The Guardian, contributes an illustrated essay on the history of children's book illustration, from the work of Cruikshank, Ardizonne, and Walter Crane, to the instantly recognizable pictures from Winnie the Pooh and the tales of Beatrix Potter. The illustrators featured are: Angela Barrett, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, Patrick Benson, Raymond Briggs, Sara Fanelli, Stephen Biesty, John Burningham, Michael Foreman, Tony Ross, Posy Simmonds, Emma Chichester Clark, and Charlotte Voake.