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Elena Temporin

Elena Temporin

  • 5 stars across 15 books
Sophie Piper has an excellent reputation as a compiler of children's prayers books, which include Prayers for the Very Young, Goodnight Prayers, and Prayers for a Better World. Born in Alessandria in 1970. She is a graduate of the European Institute of Design in Milan, where she lives and works. She has been a freelance illustrator since 1993, working mainly in childrens books . She is the illustrator of the Usborne Family Bible and the Usborne Shakespeare series. Since 2000, Elena has worked mostly for Usborne Publishing. She has illustrated The Family Bible, The First Christmas, Stories from Shakespeare, Snowy Day, The Gingerbread Man and Lullabies for them. Elena has also illustrated Gib mir Wurzeln for the German publisher Gabriel, and Le Scarpette di Murano for Mpndadori. She has done many book cover illustrations including several for Sperling and Kupfer and Mondolibri in Italy and circa 10 covers for Christrian Focus Publications in Scotland.
1st April 2011

Gingerbread Man

This delightful picture book is based on the beloved classic tale and retold for younger children. Run, run as fast as y... MoreGingerbread Man

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28th October 2005

The Snowy Day

Young children will adore following the icy delights of a snowy day, from sparkling frost to pretty snowflakes and sleep... MoreThe Snowy Day

(1 review) Review
27th June 2008

The Sunny Day

This is a delightful new addition to the best-selling "Picture Books" series. It follows the sun as it rises and floods ... MoreThe Sunny Day

(1 review) Review
29th October 1999

Greek Myths for Young Children

This collection of the best-known of the Greek myths has been carefully written to appeal to young children who will fin... MoreGreek Myths for Young Children

(1 review) Review
27th August 2010

The Usborne Book of Greek Myths

A sumptuously illustrated treasury of Greek myths filled with lively retellings of stories of brave heroes, powerful god... MoreThe Usborne Book of Greek Myths

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21st January 2011

Prayers for All Seasons

This beautifully illustrated collection of prayers includes words for all through the year. The prayers in this book not... MorePrayers for All Seasons

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1st May 2008

The Paraclete Treasury of Angel Stories

Each of these stories highlights a key moment in the Old or New Testament, from Creation to the Resurrection and on to R... MoreThe Paraclete Treasury of Angel Stories

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19th May 2006

The Lion Treasury of Angel Stories

Here is an endearing collection of angel stories retold from the Old and New Testaments with accompanying prayers and bl... MoreThe Lion Treasury of Angel Stories

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19th January 2007

Saint Francis of Assisi

The life of St Francis is copiously recorded in several near-contemporary biographies of him. From these is drawn an acc... MoreSaint Francis of Assisi

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4th October 2012

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved and inspirational figures in the history of Christianity. The stunnin... MoreSaint Francis of Assisi

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