Alan Baker studied for one year reading Zoology
at Hull university then in the summer of 1971,
aged nineteen, he left home with his girlfriend,
armed with a map torn from a school atlas, and his
savings of £70.00 and took the hippie trail to India.
He later took a degree in illustration at
Brighton Art School where he gained a first class Hons
in Illustration. Since then he has worked as
a freelance illustrator, writing and
illustrating over forty children's books,
receiving awards for eleven of them.
Six of which have been chosen
for the book of the year list.
He has illustrated books for Michael Rosen,
Philippa Pearce and Louis de Bernieres.
Alan Baker has won the Benson and Hedges illustrators
gold award, Gold Creative Circle award,
Silver Campaign Press award. IRA/CBC.
Childrens Choice award
and was a Flair Creative match winner.
These include the Little Rabbit series which have sold
over 750,000 copies to date worldwide.
White Rabbit's color book was a 2008 IBBY choice.
Over the years his work has been selected for the
Best of British, and Best of European illustration annuals.
More recently he has been producing illustrations
for the Guardian wall charts.
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12 september 2009