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Karl James Mountford


Karl James Mountford is an illustrator who works in both traditional and digital media. He has created artwork for such titles as ‘The Uncommoners ‘ by Jennifer Bell, published by Penguin Random House (2017), and ‘The Peculiars’ by Kieran Larwood with Chicken House publishing (2018), to name just a couple. Karl specialises in book cover design and chapter illustrations but also works on picture books, with recent titles including ‘Maurice the Unbeastly’ by Amy Dixon, published by Sterling Children’s Books (2017), and ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie with Little Tiger Press (2017).

Karl currently lives and works in Wales, where his sketch books rarely get a day off.

Karl James Mountford is represented by Freddie Dawson — to work with Karl please email Freddie

A gentle and welcoming read-aloud addition to any collection." — School Library Journal
"One of those books that you think about when you're not reading it..." — A Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title
"[It] will hook you in from the start and keep you guessing into the final pages." — Scoop Magazine
Academy of British Cover Design 2021 - Shortlisted image
Academy of British Cover Design 2021 - Shortlisted
Love Reading 4 Kids - Summer Reading 2021 List image
Love Reading 4 Kids - Summer Reading 2021 List
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2021 - Winner image
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2021 - Winner
iNews 30 Best Children's Books for 2020 image
iNews 30 Best Children's Books for 2020
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020  image
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020
UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Longlisted image
UKLA Book Awards 2021 - Longlisted
Book Industry Guild of New York Book Show for Hardcover Young Adult Fiction Covers - 2nd place  image
Book Industry Guild of New York Book Show for Hardcover Young Adult Fiction Covers - 2nd place
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Guardian Best Book of 2018
The Waterstones Children's Book Award 2018 — Shortlisted  image
The Waterstones Children's Book Award 2018 — Shortlisted
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