Julia Donaldson

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Birthday
16, 1948
Birthplace
London, England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
London, England

About

Playwright and author who was named the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013. She is well known for her rhyming stories for children, which include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

Before Fame

She studied drama at Bristol University.

Trivia

She won a 2005 British Book Award for The Gruffalo's Child, the sequel to her 1999 book The Gruffalo.

Family Life

She had three sons with her husband Malcolm. Her eldest son, Hamish, committed suicide at 25. She and her husband became advocates for mental health treatment after his death.

Associated With

She was influenced by children's author Roald Dahl.