Illustrator and writer who, in 1974, won the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the picture book The Wind Blew.
She attended Darlington School of Art on a scholarship in 1958.
Her works include 1981's The Mona Lisa Mystery and 1989's Rats!
She married illustrator Laurence Hutchins and they had two children together.
Another well-known English illustrator is Shirley Hughes.