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Rebecca Ashdown is an internationally published author and illustrator. Her books have been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2015 and 2017, the Portsmouth Book Award 2016, Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year 2017 and most recently nominated for the Kate Greenaway CILIP Award 2017.

Rebecca grew up in a tiny village on the south of England; the perfect breeding ground for an aspiring illustrator, with lots of pencils and paper, plenty of freedom and a library at the bottom of the road. After gaining a first-class degree in illustration at Westminster University and a Masters at Central Saint Martin’s, Rebecca worked as a graphic designer and animator in London. She now lives with her family in Stroud, where she took the plunge into making children’s books in 2013 and is currently working on her ninth picture book.

Titles include TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, ‘The Whopper’ and the ‘Bob and Flo’ series.

Represented by Penny Holroyde at Holroyde Cartey.

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“Rebecca is an outstanding illustrator and, as an author, I feel very lucky when my text is matched with her work. Her style is exciting, imaginative and unique, and she is adaptable, enthusiastic and responsive to changes if and when required. In summary, Rebecca does far more than ‘illustrate the author’s text’. She reads attentively and insightfully, then adds to the author’s imaginings and creates a delightful new world of her own.”

Wendy Meddour, author of How the Library (NOT the Prince) Saved Rapunzel and The Glump and the Peeble

 

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PUBLISHERS

Oxford University Press : Faber & Faber : Francis Lincoln : Templar Publishing : Andersen Press : HarperCollins US : Little Bee Books US : Random House US

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EDUCATION

Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design (Illustration)

Westminster University Illustration First Class BA (Hons)

Huddersfield University Surface Pattern Design (1st year BA Hons)

Norwich School Of Art Foundation Course in Art & Design