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Birthday
31, 1947
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
England

About

Known for such acclaimed children's books as The Teddy Robber, Home Before Dark, The Happy Bee, and Alone in the Woods, this author and illustrator also created cover art for singer Elton John's 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Before Fame

After graduating in 1968 from England's Brighton College of Art, he began publishing illustrations in such popular magazines as Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. He illustrated his first children's book, Round and Round the Garden, in the early 1980s.

Trivia

In 2006, he published The Secret History of Tom Trueheart, Boy Adventurer, the first of several novels.

Family Life

He and his wife Emma raised three children.

Associated With

His drawings of the legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin were displayed in a hospital in Middlesex, England.