Friday, October 15, 2010
18th October Colin Thompson (1942)
Colin Thompson lives in Australia and now we say he is Australian. How he came to be here I think is one of the best romance stories in the world of children's literature... an Australian teacher librarian raises money with her students to bring Colin Thompsonout from England on a visit to their school. He comes and likes it so much, he decides to stay and marries the librarian! Now he does his amazing artwork and writes his novels in Bellingen in northern New South Wales. You can read all about him and his work on his very comprehensive website. The readers in my library like to pore over the detail in the picture books that he illustrates himself, such as The Tower to the Sun; How to Live Forever; Castles and The Paradise Garden.