Kitty Crowther

Kitty Crowther

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Kitty Crowther is a Belgian writer and illustrator who grew up listening to Wind in the Wil-lows read by her English father and grandfather (her mother was Swedish) and she grew up in Brussels. Kitty has published around 40 picture books, illustrating both her own and other writers’ texts. Another favourite author, amongst Beatrix Potter, Richard Scarry and Quentin Blake, was Astrid Lindgren, and in 2010 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Her books include Mon Ami Jim (Jack and Jim), the Poka and Mia series which include Poka and Mia at the Bottom of the Garden, At the Cinema, Football and Wakey-wakey all published by Tate Publishing, as well as the wonderful Va Faire Un Tour, an extraordinary picture book without words of a journey around the world published by the French publish-er Pastel. Enchanted Lion Books publish Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop! about how every evening after Dad’s read him a story and Mum’s kissed him goodnight, Jeremy begins to hear noises under his bed…

Books by Kitty Crowther

Mon Ami Jim (Tate Publishing)
Poka and Mia at the Bottom of the Garden (Tate Publishing)
Poka and Mia at the Cinema (Tate Publishing)
Poka and Mia Football (Tate Publishing)
Poka and Wakey-wakey (Tate Publishing)
Scritch Scratch Scraww Plop!
(Enchanted Lion Books)

“I’ve admired the enchanted world of Kitty Crowther for a long time and I’m happy that English-speaking children can now get to know it as well.”
Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo.