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Marta Altes

  • 4 stars across 10 books
    Marta Altes is the award-winning creator of Little Monkey , My Grandpa, I Am An Artist! and My New Home . She loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University and graduated in 2011. Since then she has seen her books translated into many different languages. My Grandpa won the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honour in the US and I Am An Artist! was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She has also won the Read It Again! Award and the Nottingham Children's Book Award and her first book No! was shortlisted for the Peoples Book Prize and the Waterstones Picture Book Prize. Marta lives in London.
    22nd September 2016

    Little Monkey

    It's hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle - and this little monkey has had enough of alwa... More

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    7th September 2017

    Little Monkey

    It's hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle - and this little monkey has had enough of al... More

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    1st June 2011

    No!

    Written and illustrated by a fresh new talent, this is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog and t... More

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    26th February 2015

    The King Cat

    Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly a... More

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    14th February 2013

    I Am An Artist

    Meet the boy who can't stop creating art! He loves colours, shapes, textures and EVERYTHING inspires him: his socks, the... More

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    1st July 2013

    My Grandpa

    My Grandpa is the stunning picture book debut from Marta Altes, author of I Am An Artist. A moving and memo... More

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    6th October 2016

    Nonstop Nonsense

    A joyful jumble of poems, songs and stories.The full colour gift edition of this wonderfully witty and delightfully sill... More

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    1st June 2014

    My New Home

    Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and a little bit lonely, but this little racoon soon discovers that wherev... More

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    21st March 2019

    Five More Minutes

    Time is a funny thing. Dad talks about it a lot, but I think I know more about time than he does. A child gives... More

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