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Francesca Chessa

  • 2 stars across 13 books

    Candy Gourlay grew up in the Philippines but now lives in England. Her first novel, Tall Story , has won many awards. She has a strong profile on social media and is a very popular visiting author at schools and book events. This is her first picture book. Candy Gourlay lives in North London.



    Francesca Chessa has illustrated over 40 books with publishers all over the world, including Library Lily and Elliot's Arctic Surprise . She lives in Turin, Italy, where she runs art workshops for children and adults.

    1st October 2015

    Elliot's Arctic Surprise

    A great picture story book with an environmental message, developed in conversation with Greenpeace UK. When one littl... More

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    28th August 2014

    Library Lilly

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    28th August 2014

    Holly's Red Boots

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    28th August 2014

    Love-a-Duck

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    28th August 2014

    Love-a-Duck

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    1st January 2011

    Love-A-Duck

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    1st June 2012

    Library Lily

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    1st April 2008

    Holly's Red Boots

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    1st March 2010

    Love-A-Duck

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