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Quentin Blake

  • 5 stars across 268 books
    Quentin Blake Biography
    Quentin Blake is a much celebrated English illustrator, author and lecturer. He was born in London in 1932 and is still very active, helping to decorate public spaces including hospitals, galleries and theatres with his drawings. In 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration and became Sir Quentin Blake.

    Blake is best known as an illustrator, particularly for Roald Dahl books but he has also illustrated David Walliams books (The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink) and has written over 35 books himself https://toppsta.com/authors/profile/quentin-blake

    Blake has a distinctive and quirky illustration style. His drawings are full of humour and he is able to convey energy, movement and character with just a few lines. He was the first ever Children’s Laureate 1999-2001 a position created by friends Michael Morpurgo and Ted Hughes to celebrate children’s books and children’s authors/illustrators.

    Blake has a new book coming out in 2016, called The Tale of Kitty in Boots. It’s a new story from Beatrix Potter, written more than 100 years ago but never before published.

    Quentin Blake Facts
    Blake taught at the Royal College of Arts for over 20 years.

    His first illustration was published in the satirical magazine Punch, when he was aged just 16 and still at school.

    Blake has illustrated a book for the American author Dr. Seuss. He illustrated “Great Day for Up”, the first book by Dr. Seuss that he didn’t illustrate himself.

    Quentin used to present the 1970s story-telling programme Jackanory on the BBC.

    Our favourite Quentin Blake book characters
    The BFG in Roald Dahl’s The BFG

    Mr. Stink in David Walliams’ Mr. Stink

    Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Mr Magnolia in Quentin Blake’s Mr Magnolia
    6th September 2007

    The Twits

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monk... More

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    11th February 2016

    Matilda

    "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to gr... More

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    11th February 2016

    The BFG

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatc... More

    (171 reviews)
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    11th February 2016

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    'The ultimate children's story' - David Walliams Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Gold ... More

    (140 reviews)
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    11th February 2016

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams WARNING: DO NOT try to make George's Marvellous... More

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    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 capture... More

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    2nd January 2014

    The Boy in the Dress

    NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - The sparkling debut children's novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest gro... More

    (73 reviews)
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    2nd June 2016

    Fantastic Mr Fox (Colour Edn)

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! Fantastic Mr Fox - the legendar... More

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    27th May 2010

    Mr Stink

    The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, number one b... More

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    11th February 2016

    Esio Trot

    Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! This is the wonderful and warm-hear... More

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