Lauren Child

Lauren Child

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lauren Child MBE (born 1965) is an English author and illustrator. She is best known for writing the Charlie and Lola books and Clarice Bean novels. Lauren Child was born in 1965 in Marlborough, the middle of three daughters. Christened Helen, she later changed her name to Lauren. She attended St John's School and from 16, Marlborough College, where her father was Head of Art. She studied Art briefly at Manchester Polytechnic and later at City and Guilds of London Art School, after which she worked in a variety of jobs, including as a painting assistant to Damien Hirst. She also started her own company, 'Chandeliers for the People', making exotic lampshades together with the actor Andrew St Clair; it was not a commercial success, though the lampshades are instantly recognisable as Child's work and highly valued. Between 1998 and 2003 she worked for the design agency 'Big Fish'. In 1999 she had two picture books published, I Want a Pet! (1999) and Clarice Bean, That's Me (1999), the latter being shortlisted for the Nestl Smarties Book Prize. In 2000 she won a Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever, NEVER Eat a Tomato (2000) and a second Nestl Smarties Book Prize in 2002 for Thatshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134900230
  • 9786134900232