David Litchfield

David Litchfield lives in Bedfordshire UK where he first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, children’s books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America.

David’s award winning debut author/illustrator picture book ‘The Bear & The Piano’ and its follow up ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ are out now. David loves to illustrate fiction covers, non-fiction and full-color picture books. His worldwide publishing clients include QuartoKids, Faber & Faber, Penguin Random House, Candlewick Press, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins and Hachette. http://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com

Awards

Shortlisted for the picture book category of the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award, with ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

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Shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards 2016 for ‘The Bear and The Piano.’

Nominated for Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Award 2016 with The Bear and the Piano

For ‘The Bear and The Piano’. The Waterstones Children’s book prize has each 3 categories each with a winner, with one of these winning the overall title. Only debut talent can be entered for this award.

Reviews

“Magical and heart-warming with rich and somewhat surreal images of cosy interiors, city - and seascapes, starlit skies and buildings.” — Nicolette Jones for The Sunday Times. Also selected for The Times Books of the Year

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“The Bear & The Piano provides simple but important lessons about friendship and belonging.” — Ruth Swindon, The Guardian (selected for The Best New Children’s Books of Summer 2016) for ‘The Bear and the Piano’

“Litchfield’s poignant debut picture book celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one’s dreams and the sweet comfort of returning home.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“It’s a beautiful story, and illustrates perfectly the effect of music on performer and audience. Litchfield’s illustrations are very special indeed.” — Lovereading4Kids

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