Quentin Blake

Quentin has illustrated more than 200 books altogether . Have you come across '
Cockatoos ' , ' The Story of the ... In 1999 , Quentin Blake became Britain ' s first
ever Children ' s Laureate . This award lasts for two whole years . I think he ...

Quentin Blake

Now available in paperback with a fabulous new cover, Tell Me About Quentin Blake is part of the popular series that tells the life stories of eminent individuals in simple language and with superb array of photographs. Quentin Blake is undoubtedly a huge figure in children's literature and one whom inspires much loyalty and love. He is a huge favourite who is also one of the few illustrators that inspire children to spend their own pocket money! The mixture of text and photographs hits the perfect note for interested children telling about Quentin's own childhood and what inspired him to become an illustrator of children's books.

Quentin Blake In the Theatre of the Imagination

From The Life of Birds by Quentin Blake (Doubleday, 2005), Transworld, p.155.
From On Angel Wings by Michael Morpurgo (Egmont, 2006), Egmont, p.156.
Cover, Beyond the Page by Quentin Blake (Tate Publishing, 2012), © Tate
Publishing ...

Quentin Blake  In the Theatre of the Imagination

Quentin Blake is one of the foremost illustrators of the twentieth century. Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Roald Dahl on books such as The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits and Matilda, he is cherished by young and old alike, throughout the world. Yet his work has not attained 'fine art' status. Should it be considered so? How does Blake's background in education inform his work? And what is the interrelation between the work he makes and the life that he leads? Distinguished curator Ghislaine Kenyon has spent a great deal of time with Blake during the last decade and a half and in Quentin Blake In the Theatre of the Imagination she provides a profound insight into an extraordinary man and a truly remarkable body of work. Kenyon has known Quentin Blake since 1998, and worked with him on staging a jointly curated exhibition 'Tell Me A Picture' in the year of Blake's tenure as Children's Laureate (1999-2000). She followed Blake during the years in which he continued to work 'off the page' producing work for hospitals in Angers and Paris and staging major exhibitions around the world, collaborating with him both in an administrative and curatorial capacity. But what Kenyon has observed, during a number of years of working alongside him, and sharing a friendship, is that Blake's work is necessarily intertwined with his life. His life informs his wonderful illustrations and his artwork in turn informs his life - a life which is extremely private, mysterious and full of complexities and ambiguities. Kenyon and Blake share a background in teaching, and this interest informs Blake's connection to what educationists call 'learning and teaching' but which could also be termed simply education. A shared enthusiasm for education brought Kenyon and Blake together and informs the projects both the artist and curator now work on, aiming to reach children and adults in new ways and provide new experiences. With exceptional insight into Blake's oeuvre and his life, Ghislaine Kenyon has produced not merely a biography, but a critical view of the artist's work. Quentin Blake: In the Theatre of the Imagination is a fitting tribute to Quentin Blake's journey and his great legacy - the delightful illustrations to over 300 books, several written by him, paintings, prints and sculptures - and the contribution he has made to art education and the lives of so many different people.

Quentin Blake s A Christmas Carol

Quentin Blake's first children's book, in 1960, was A Drink of Water by John
Yeoman. He has now illustrated about two hundred books for adults and children
and has won many awards for these. He works mostly in Indian ink and
watercolour ...

Quentin Blake s A Christmas Carol

A beautiful edition of Dickens's timeless Christmas classic. A Christmas Carol is the book that defines the Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humour and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake's colourful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge's lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator and is the ultimate Christmas gift book.

Loveykins

Following a blustery night, Angela Bowling finds a baby bird blown out of his nest.

Loveykins

Following a blustery night, Angela Bowling finds a baby bird blown out of his nest. Her sense of duty compels her to wrap him up carefully in her scarf and take him home. She names him Augustus and he quickly becomes more to her than just a bird to b

Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure forever.

Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure forever. ONE STORMY NIGHT 'One Stormy night, the wind was howling, the iron gate creaked and the black cat hissed. ' So begins Ruth Brown's spine-chilling ghost story of a night where not everything is as it seems. . .

Women of Paris in Pictures

Reproduces images of Parisian women from an exhibition at the Petit Palais, organized into such categories as close-up, family life, and in the city, with commentary on each category.

Women of Paris in Pictures

Reproduces images of Parisian women from an exhibition at the Petit Palais, organized into such categories as close-up, family life, and in the city, with commentary on each category.

Jack and Nancy

Jack and Nancy love to hear the sailors tell of adventures far away.

Jack and Nancy

Jack and Nancy love to hear the sailors tell of adventures far away. But one day, they are walking on the cliffs and it starts to rain, so Jack puts up his umbrella. But the wind picks up and WHOOOOSH they are blown away to an exotic island! They explore for a bit, and even meet a parrot, but there are no sign of any ships to get them home. How will they get back?

Laureate s Progress

' Quentin Blake Charting Quentin Blake's experience as the first ever Children's Laureate, this book explores what the author perceived his new job to entail, and also takes us through the many other books, illustrations and projects that ...

Laureate s Progress

" It's quite extraordinary . . . to get up one morning and o be told that you have become the Children's Laureate; ven more extraordinary to be the first.' Quentin Blake Charting Quentin Blake's experience as the first ever Children's Laureate, this book explores what the author perceived his new job to entail, and also takes us through the many other books, illustrations and projects that he undertook during this time. It is a fascinating insight into not only this most significant of roles, but also into the work of one of our best loved author-illustrators.

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

Quentin Blake's wonderfully lively illustrations combined with John Yeoman's thrilling storytelling make this an edition to treasure.

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

Seven amazing voyages of adventure and danger, shipwreck and heroism, fabulous treasures and terrifying monsters. Originally part of The Arabian Nights stories, the tales of Sinbad the Sailor are among the first, and greatest, adventure stories ever told. Quentin Blake's wonderfully lively illustrations combined with John Yeoman's thrilling storytelling make this an edition to treasure.

Beyond the Page

In this work Blake writes about his projects since 2000, vividly describing his working processes, his collaborators, his travels and his various projects and commissions, including his 'illustrated walls' projects for hospitals in the UK ...

Beyond the Page

In this work Blake writes about his projects since 2000, vividly describing his working processes, his collaborators, his travels and his various projects and commissions, including his 'illustrated walls' projects for hospitals in the UK and France.

Words and Pictures

Quentin Blake's illustrations have delighted both children and adults for many years.

Words and Pictures

Quentin Blake's illustrations have delighted both children and adults for many years. He is recognised by his contemporaries as the master of his art, and his work is to be seen in children's books, on book jackets, magazines, cartoons and advertisements all over the world. Blake works in a variety of different mediums, drawing on the classic traditions of British, European and American illustrations, but brings his own instinct and vision to his work and continues to break boundaries, set new trends and remain a matchless talent in the field of contemporary illustrations.

The Puffin Book of Nonsense Verse

Bathed in Irish Stew? Quentin Blake is one of the best loved of children’s illustrators. In this brilliant book he has selected and illustrated his favourite comic verse, making it pure entertainment for nonsense-lovers of all ages.

The Puffin Book of Nonsense Verse

Ever eaten Poodle Strudel? Slain a Jabberwock? Bathed in Irish Stew? Quentin Blake is one of the best loved of children’s illustrators. In this brilliant book he has selected and illustrated his favourite comic verse, making it pure entertainment for nonsense-lovers of all ages. His unique style of drawing brings a new perspective to every poem. Classic writers such as Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear are combined with more contemporary talents such as Roger McGough, Margaret Mahy and Russell Hoban. With fifteen wonderfully absurd sections, including Distracting Creatures, Sticky Ends, I Wish I Were a Jelly Fish, A Recipe for Indigestion and Chortling and Galumphing, here is a delightful collection of the topsy-turvy, the fantastical, the anarchic, the illogical and the utterly wonderful.

Start with a Scribble

Just start with a scribble! Start with a Scribble will banish your inner critic and kick-start your inner genius, as you learn to draw with a little how-to and a lot of just-do.

Start with a Scribble

Just start with a scribble! Start with a Scribble will banish your inner critic and kick-start your inner genius, as you learn to draw with a little how-to and a lot of just-do. An artist-quality pen and watercolor pencils (red and black) are included. Inside, you’ll find: Prompts to inspire you (e.g., “emotional rabbits”) Doodles to finish (“Mrs. Thudkins takes her floppaterasis for a walk”) Techniques to try (only when the mood strikes you), from shading to perspective And plenty of wide-open space to play around in. We’re much less interested in the appearance of something than in the something itself. So, when you’ve settled on your subject (a monster? a cockatoo?), first figure out what its essence should be (ferocious? bashful?) . . . and then, just toss that ball up (artistically speaking) and give it a good swat across the net. Voilà! You’re an artist. Throughout, beloved illustrator Sir Quentin Blake shares sage advice, from “it’s best to name your animal after you draw it” to “don’t worry too much yet about ankles.” The most important lesson? Let go and give in to your own creative spirit! Publisher's note: Start with a Scribble is an updated North American edition of Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered (Klutz, 1999).

The do it yourself house that Jack built

Illustrations accompanying the cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that start when Jack builds a house tell a story different from the traditional one.

The do it yourself house that Jack built

Illustrations accompanying the cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that start when Jack builds a house tell a story different from the traditional one.

Angelo

Angelo and his family travel round the country playing music, singing songs and performing marvellous balancing tricks: Angelo can even dance on a rope!

Angelo

Angelo and his family travel round the country playing music, singing songs and performing marvellous balancing tricks: Angelo can even dance on a rope! So when he meets Angelina, who is sad and lonely and trapped in her mean uncle's house, Angelo knows just how to help a story full of fun, acrobatics and friendship

All Join In

Part of the RED FOX GIANT PICTURE BOOK series, a LARGE FORMAT edition of a collection of poems which stress the fun to be had in performing tasks in groups. Illustrated in colour throughout by the author.

All Join In

Part of the RED FOX GIANT PICTURE BOOK series, a LARGE FORMAT edition of a collection of poems which stress the fun to be had in performing tasks in groups. Illustrated in colour throughout by the author.

The Green Ship

When two children climb over the garden wall of the big house, they embark on a voyage of discovery.

The Green Ship

When two children climb over the garden wall of the big house, they embark on a voyage of discovery. For this uncharted territory reveals a topiary ship, complete with a wheelhouse that looks rather like a garden shed. It isn't long before the shipowner comes across the stowaways, but their communal sense of adventure is destined to see them all through the eye of the storm!

Tell Me a Picture

The accompanying book urges children to use their imaginations and look for the stories in the pictures.

Tell Me a Picture

In 2001, Quentin Blake - the first Children's Laureate - chose twenty-six of his favourite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. Very different artworks were chosen, some by fine artists and some by children's illustrators, but they all had one thing in common: a story to tell. The accompanying book urges children to use their imaginations and look for the stories in the pictures. Reissued with a new introduction from the author, Tell Me A Picture will show a new generation the adventures that await in looking at art.

Angelica Sprocket s Pockets

Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them... Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them!

Angelica Sprocket s Pockets

Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore! And you'll never guess what's in them... Prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them!