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Illustrating Alice in Wonderland: a Q & A with Emma Chichester Clark

Earlier this year we celebrate 150th years of Alice in Wonderland, and during a week of celebrations I reviewed various adaptations, including Emma Chichester Clark’s Alice in Wonderland. She also illustrated the second installment, Through the Looking Glass (both published by HarperCollins Children’s Books). I am delighted that Emma agreed to answer a few questions …

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For many little people across the land, life is about to change forever. Starting school is one of the great landmarks of childhood, and though many children will appear unperturbed and quite confident, it is always wise to address the change in preparation. Thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful books to help parents do just …

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HANSEL & GRETEL WEEK (2): Hansel and Gretel

Michael Morpurgo (text) & Emma Chichester Clark (illustrations)(Walker Books) This beautiful version of Hansel and Gretel is retold by former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author Michael Morpurgo and he has certainly put his stamp on this traditional tale. Here, he weaves a story based on courage, hope, survival undying love, and battling envy and cruelty. He brings a refreshing twist to the tale, …

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Have You Ever Ever Ever?

Colin McNaughton (text) & Emma Chichester Clark (illustrations) (Walker Books) A little boy stands alone in a deserted playground, clearly unhappy. As we are witness to his conversation with the narrator it becomes obvious he is not familiar with many classical nursery rhyme characters. But in the distance it seems someone is flying down towards him. …