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P. J. Lynch

Biography

P. J. Lynch

P. J. Lynch has worked as a Children's Book Illustrator since leaving Brighton College of Art in England in 1984.
 
He has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions , first for "THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEU by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for When JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA by Amy Hest.
 
In recent years PJ has been commissioned to design posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre.
 
He has also designed several sets of stamps for An Post (the Irish Postal service), including four Christmas issues.
 
In 2006 PJ completed work on two large scale murals in oils on the theme of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS for the new Cavan County Library.
 
PJ Lynch has lectured on his own work, and on Art and Illustration at the National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland and at the National Print Museum of Ireland, as well as at numerous conferences and colleges across the U.S.
 
He lives in Dublin with his wife and their three young children.

P. J. Lynch

Books by P. J. Lynch

by Ryan Tubridy and P. J. Lynch - Children's 6-9, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, International Relations

When the beloved president visited Ireland in 1963, he described it as the best four days of his life. And for a generation of Irish people, it was a trip they never forgot. This warmly told, bighearted picture book captures the fevered excitement in the buildup to the president’s visit, all seen through the eyes of a young boy named Patrick who wants to know more than anything what it would feel like to shake the president’s hand. Rooted in historical fact and marking the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth.

by P. J. Lynch - Children's 7-10, Historical Fiction, Picture

At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims’ lives in New England?