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Izzy Burton

Izzy is an award-winning Director in Animation, and has also worked as an Artist and Art Director, contributing to story and development of TV series and adverts, for studios such as Netflix, Passion Pictures and Golden Wolf. One of her short films, A Whale’s Tale, for Sky Kids was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA and won a British Animation Award. Izzy is now using her passion for storytelling to write books for children.

Izzy Burton is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Izzy please email Arabella


School Library’s Journal, Starred Review, Feb 2021 for Goodnight Astronaut, written by Kelly Scott (Penguin Random House). ‘Burton’s bright scenes of many of the places the astronaut and author Kelly has slept while growing up with dreams of spaceflight create cozy alcoves from straps and cords, as well as tents and submerged structures. Kelly tells in quite lyrical language of his and brother’s childhoods and journeys to space: “Sliding silently through the sea, we patrol the depths under the crushing weight of water, safe in a long metal tube with no day and no night.” They were active, busy children dreaming of space, and doing the hard work to get there; Kelly spent time as a sailor, a pilot, an aquanaut, and finally an astronaut. Burton’s digital illustrations add magic and wonder to the text in full- and half-page spreads, depicting scenes under the northern lights, and in a spaceship, just to name two. The narrator concludes by encouraging readers to dream big. This book is a beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children. VERDICT A necessary purchase and thoughtful meditation, for avid fans of space exploration and newbies alike.’ –Kelsey Socha, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

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