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23 December 2011 ·

Jonathan Bean interview and art

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast � Blog Archive � Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Jonathan Bean

A wonderful interview with the talented Jonathan Bean, who illustrated the US (Henry Holt/Macmillan) editions of Mokie and Bik, andMokie and Bik Go to Sea. He had a break for a while, and I’m so glad to hear that he’s working again. His own One Night is another favourite on my shelf. Go have a look to see some of his amazingly varied work.
Title page spread from Mokie and Bik, and last page of Mokie an Bik go to Sea.

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio