Spotlight on Emma Chichester Clark

Sunday, 10 July 2016 -
11:00 to 12:00

Every month we introduce exemplary children’s authors and illustrators and showcase their works to help children develop an interest in reading, and books in general.

This month, the spotlight is on Emma Chichester Clark, a popular children’s author and illustrator from the UK who has been featured in our children’s book collection at the library.

Born in 1955, Emma Chichester Clark studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art where she was taught by renowned cartoonist and writer Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, and has illustrated numerous book jackets. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award as the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration for her illustrations of Listen to This (1987), a collection of short stories edited by Laura Cecil. Since then she has written and illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including the Melrose and Croc series, and a series of Blue Kangaroo stories, the first of which, I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! (1998) was shortlisted for the 1998 Kate Greenaway medal.


Chichester Clark has a remarkable ability to empathise with children's point-of-view, supplementing her delightful prose with bold, colourful and exciting illustrations that both support the story and encourage the child's imagination to explore further. Consequently, her work is extremely popular with both children and their parents.

Some of the awards she has won are the Kate Greenaway Medal (for Illustrators) in 2011, Blue Peter Book Award: The Most Fun Story with Pictures in 2007, Kate Greenaway Medal in 1998 and the Mother Goose Award in 1988.


The session will be facilitated by Ms Shreya Biswas, a member of the Bangalore Storytelling Society. Shreya is a popular storyteller/performer who has trained under renowned performers in the art of storytelling. She is the founder of ‘Katharangam’ and an advisor of the International Storytelling Festival in Chennai. She has given regular performances at Atta Galatta, Rangoli Metro Art Centre and Jagriti, She uses her stories to train teachers/trainers at schools and children with special needs.


Age group: 4 - 13 years

Date and time: July 10, 2016 (Sunday), 11:00 hours – 12:00 hours

Participation fee: Rs. 200 per participant

Registration: At the library front desk (pay by cash/card/cheque)

For more information, please contact us at 0120-4569000 / 0120-6684353 or write to

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