Judith Kerr's Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr (Hardback)
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Judith Kerr's Creatures: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Judith Kerr (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 06/06/2013
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A lavishly illustrated retrospective in celebration of the 90th birthday of Judith Kerr, author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and many other iconic books.

Her story begins with the extraordinary events of her early childhood in Berlin, dramatically cut short by the rise of Hitler's Nazi Party in 1933. Judith tells of her family's struggles with language and money, and what it was like to be a German refugee in London during the war.

We see her early attempts at drawing and writing; her sketches and work from art school, and her textile designs from her first job. We hear of her life-changing meeting with her future husband, the scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, and her time at the BBC, first as a reader and then as a scriptwriter herself.

Judith's career as a children's book writer and illustrator began after she had children, and over forty years on she is still producing classic picture books. She is a rare and wonderful talent and this is a fascinating insight into the person behind the books that have been enjoyed by generations.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007513215
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 1320 g
Dimensions: 306 x 236 x 22 mm


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"... captures the colourful innocence of the 1950s and 1960s, with its harlequin tights, squat stoves and fathers in hats...Kerr's world is one in which the small and lost come to be treasured." - The Times

"176 large, beautiful pages of nostalgia for anyone who has been a child in the past half century." - The Independent

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“Beautiful celebration of Judith Kerr's work”

When I hear the name Judith Kerr I am transported back to my childhood and some of my favourite books - 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and 'Mog the Forgetful Cat' are two of my childhood favourites... More

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