• Amanda Hall is an award winning international illustrator, living in the UK. She is particularly well known for her many books for the children’s trade market, while also illustrating for both adult design commissions and educational publishing in the US and the UK. Her children’s’ books are often mythical and timeless, reflecting Amanda’s fascination with the art and peoples of other cultures. Her style is lush and decorative, demonstrating her love of colour.

    Amanda studied graphic art and illustration at Cambridge School of Art, now Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. Her pictures have mostly been created by a technique that combines pencil crayon and watercolour ink, although she now works in acrylic and gouache too.

    When not illustrating Amanda also performs as a singer.

    Awards, shortlists etc. for her illustrated books:

    ‘The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau’ (author – Michelle Markel), published August 2012 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is A Junior Library Selection.

    The illustrations for ‘The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau’ have been selected by Jury for
    THE ORIGINAL ART 2012 – An Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

    ‘Classic Aesop’s Fables’ (author – Margaret McAllister), published by Lion Children’s Books in 2011 achieved highly commended in the Junior Design Awards Best Classic Picture Book 2012.

    Amanda won the Silver US Parents’ Choice Award with her illustrations for ‘Robi Dobi: The Marvellous Adventures of an Indian Elephant’ (author – Madhur Jaffrey).

    ‘The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales’ (author – Naomi Adler) was shortlisted for the International Reading Initiative.

    US clients include:
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Sleeping Bear Press, National Geographic School Publishers, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Company, Harcourt School Publishers, Nelson Education and Ladybug Magazine.

    UK clients include:
    Frances Lincoln Ltd, Barefoot Books Ltd, Lion Children’s Books, Little Tiger Press, Anova Children’s Books, Dorling Kindersley, Templar Publishing, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Cambridge University Press, Cosmopolitan, Radio Times, BBC Enterprises, The Guardian, British Telecom and The New Internationalist.

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