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Patricia MacCarthy

  • 5 stars across 11 books
    Patricia MacCarthy is a children's book and greetings card illustrator. She lives by the sea and downlands in Sussex with her husband John Avon, who is a fantasy artist, and her two young sons, Laurie and James. Patricia graduated from Brighton Art College in 1980 with a BA in Graphic Design and since then she has created many children's books and hundreds of cards. She uses a remarkably wide range of materials for her artwork from batik on silk, watercolours and acrylics to collage as well as other mediums. Patricia has collaborated with New Zealand author Margaret Mahy on five picture books, one of which, 17 Kings and 42 Elephants won the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. The Dewdrop Fairies series are Patricia's first books with RHCB.
    15th June 2017

    Rapunzel

    Golden-haired princess Rapunzel is kept trapped in her lofty tower by a wicked witch, who lops off locks of her beauti... More

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    1st October 2012

    The Snow Queen

    The enchanting fairytale retold through simple and engaging text with stunning original artwork. Gerda and Kay are best ... More

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    1st January 2006

    The Tiniest Mermaid

    One night Lily rescues a tiny mermaid who has been hurt in a terrible storm. The two become the best of friends, and Del... More

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    7th May 2009

    Dewdrop Fairies: Owl's Lost Hoot

    When Rose wakes up in the night because it is so quiet she's sure there is something wrong. With Buttercup's help she so... More

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    1st May 2008

    Dewdrop Babies: Hide and Seek

    It's a hot sleepy afternoon in the garden and Bluebell and Violet are dozing happily in their spider web hammocks. Sudde... More

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    1st May 2008

    Dewdrop Babies: The Big Storm

    The Dewdrop Babies are decorating the great hall with petals they've collected in the garden, but when Bluebell and the ... More

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    1st May 2008

    Dewdrop Babies: The Moonlit Picnic

    It's night-time and all the Dewdrop Babies are fast asleep, except Buttercup! She wakes up her friend Poppy and together... More

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    1st May 2008

    Dewdrop Babies: Sweetpea's Surprise

    One day, when looking after her flower, Rose discovers a caterpillar munching on one of the leaves. She's very worried f... More

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    1st May 2006

    Little Ballerina

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