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Helen Ward

  • 5 stars across 21 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.
    11th February 2016

    Hare and Tortoise

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

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    1st March 2001

    Tin Forest

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    29th March 2003

    The Castafiore Emerald

    Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collec... More

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    1st September 2014

    Spots

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    9th January 2020

    The Dragon Machine

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

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    1st November 2009

    A Wonderful Life?

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    4th September 2014

    Aesop's Fables

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

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    1st November 2004

    Working with Dragons

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    1st February 2002

    Old Shell, New Shell

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    1st January 2004

    Cockerel and the Fox

    In this work, award-winning artist Helen Ward retells the La Fontaine fable about a proud cockerel and his scrape with a... More

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