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Charlotte Voake

Biography

Charlotte Voake

Born and raised in Wales, Charlotte says that book illustration is “the only thing I ever wanted to do” and she certainly has made a brilliant career of it. Skipping formal training in art, she studied art history at London University and worked at an art gallery before embarking on a freelance career in illustration.

Charlotte Voake

Books by Charlotte Voake

Written by Eleanor Farjeon with illustrations by Charlotte Voake - Children's 7-10, Classics, Fairy Tale, Fiction

Little Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. When she is scarcely five, she can outskip anyone in her village. By the time she’s six, her name and fame have spread to all the villages in the county. And by the time she’s seven, the fairies have heard of her. When Master Skipper Andy-Spandy summons the sleeping little girl to Mount Caburn for a contest, the tireless Elsie outskips even the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it later to save the fabled skipping grounds of Caburn? Or will a greedy lord build a factory where children have played for centuries?

Written by Edward Lear with illustrations by Charlotte Voake. - Animals , Children's 3-7, Fiction, Poetry

Edward Lear’s lyrical rhyme about an unusual couple who sail far, far away has delighted and captivated readers for generations. With expressive illustrations by Charlotte Voake and a forward by master storyteller Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans young and old.

Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Charlotte Voake. - Animals , Children's 3-7, Poetry

In this original sequel to The Owl and the Pussy-cat, someone steals the ring from Pussy-cat’s tail, and the newlyweds must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade to search for the thief. Follow the familiar couple on a wonderful new adventure by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by award-winning artist Charlotte Voake.

written byMarilyn Singer with illustrations by Charlotte Voake - Children's 6-9, Culture, Fairy Tale, Poetry, Youth Fiction

What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in ECHO ECHO, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view!

written by Deborah Hopkinson with illustrations by Charlotte Voake - Animals , Biography, Children's 4-8

Master of the historical fiction picture book, Hopkinson takes readers back to Victorian England and the home of budding young artist and animal lover Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix brings home her neighbor’s pet guinea pig so that she can practice painting it, well . . . it dies! Now what?