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Helen Ward

Helen Ward

  • 5 stars across 23 books
Helen Ward trained as an illustrator at Brighton School of Art, under the direction of well-known children's illustrators such as Raymond Briggs, Justin Todd, Chris McEwan and John Vernon Lord. In 1985, her final year at Brighton, Helen was awarded the first Walker Prize for Children's Illustration.

Awards for Helen's work include The National Art Library Awards 1998 and 2001 for The Hare and the Tortoise and her version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows in the Templar Classic series, and The National Art Library Award for The Tin Forest. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award in 2003 for The Cockerel and the Fox. This book also won the award in the children's trade category at the British Book Design and Production Awards presented in November 2003.

Helen Ward lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
1st March 2001

Tin Forest

(7 reviews) Review
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The Castafiore Emerald

One of the most iconic characters in children's books Herge's classic comic ... MoreThe Castafiore Emerald

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The text is young and simple, and clearly portrays helpful morals through fun characters that young readers can relate t... MoreThe Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

(2 reviews) Review
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Hare and Tortoise

A witty, beautifully illustrated take on The Hare and the Tortoise - this book is bound to become a treasured classic.... MoreHare and Tortoise

(2 reviews) Review
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The Dragon Machine

The perfect introduction to the legendary world of dragons, The Dragon Machine uses a clever mix of text and illustratio... MoreThe Dragon Machine

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Aesop's Fables

Sixty of the most famous of Aesop's Fables have been updated and rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona Waters, and... MoreAesop's Fables

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