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  • 5 stars across 30 books
    Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with Jon Scieszka including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Illustrators. In 2017 he won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for There Is a Tribe of Kids. Lane Smith and his wife, the designer Molly Leach, live in a small town in rural Connecticut, USA.
    6th September 2007

    James and the Giant Peach

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams From the world's NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER , J... More

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    27th September 2016

    Penguin Problems

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    1st March 1996

    The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

    The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.... More

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    6th September 2007

    Songs and Verse

    Exuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books - and here are some classic and magical momen... More

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd October 2014

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 25th Anniversary Edition

    As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old g... More

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    11th July 2019

    A House That Once Was

    Illustrated by the winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017, Lane Smith, and chosen as one the New York Times... More

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    26th August 1993

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: 'Chicken Licken', 'The Princess and... More

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    1st May 2002

    Giraffe

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    23rd May 2013

    Inaho Kitab (it's a Book)

    When a tech-savvy donkey comes across a monkey reading a book he questions him about what technological specifications i... More

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    1st October 1989

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

    A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallow... More

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