John Shelley began illustrating in London, his first picture book "The Secret in the Matchbox" being shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award in the UK and receiving a Parent's Choice Award in the US. From 1987 he lived in Tokyo, receiving awards for commercial illustration while illustrating over 40 children's books for Western and Japanese markets, including "The Boat in the Tree" (Front Street, 2007 US), shortlisted for the 2007 Sakura Medal, and "The House of the World" (Benesse, 2008 Japan). The former Illustrator Coordinator and Assistant Regional Advisor of SCBWI Tokyo, he now lives in the UK, but still maintains close ties with Japan.
Member since 2001
Region: British Isles
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