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Lane Smith

Lane Smith

  • 5 stars across 31 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 brand-new phizzwhizzing novelty edition!James and the Giant peach is a children's classic that has captured young read... MoreJames and the Giant Peach

(97 reviews) Review
27th September 2016

Penguin Problems

(7 reviews) Review
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.... MoreThe True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

(7 reviews) Review
3rd August 2021

Cat Problems

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreSongs and Verse

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreA House That Once Was

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe True Story of the Three Little Pigs

(2 reviews) Review
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 the B... MoreThe Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe True Story of the Three Little Pigs 25th Anniversary Edition

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreInaho Kitab (it's a Book)

(1 review) Review
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