Shirley Hughes obituary

Prolific author and illustrator whose affectionate image of childhood has been instantly recognisable for more than 60 yearsShirley Hughes, who has died aged 94, was an award-winning author of more than 50 children’s books, and illustrator of some 200 more, with worldwide sales of more than 11m. She had an exceptional talent for drawing children. Through her warm-hearted observation, particularly of pre-school children, she created a distinctive and affectionate visual image of childhood that has been instantly recognisable for more than 60 years.In 1977 she published Dogger, one of her best-loved books, and the first to bring her a mass readership. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-03-02 11:09:12 UTC ]
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Obituary: Shirley Hughes

British author-illustrator Shirley Hughes, best known for her picture books capturing the everyday experiences and emotions of young children, died on February 25 at age 94. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Her books sold more than 11 million copies and earned her top literary honors in Britain. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Shirley Hughes was the English author and illustrator of beloved picture books like Out and About, Dogger, and the Alfie series. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Beloved English author and illustrator behind more than 60 books, including Dogger and the Alfie series, was voted the most popular Kate Greenaway winner in 50 years• Shirley Hughes obituaryShirley Hughes, the author and illustrator whose everyday stories of early childhood cast a happy glow... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Obituary: Patti Hughes

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