Helen Craig

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Helen Craig
Born (1934-08-30) 30 August 1934 (age 80)
London, England, UK
Occupation Illustrator, author
Language English
Nationality British
Notable works Angelina Ballerina

Helen Craig (born 30 August 1934, London)[1] is an English children's book illustrator and author, best known for creating the Angelina Ballerina series of children's books with writer Katharine Holabird.

She began illustrating children's books in 1970. The first book which she had both written and illustrated was The Mouse House ABC, published in 1977. With co-author Sarah Hayes, she created "Bear", a popular children's character who appears in This Is The Bear (1986), This Is The Bear and the Picnic Lunch (1988), and This Is The Bear and the Scary Night (1992).[2]

Craig is the daughter of the film designer and author Edward Carrick. Her great-grandmother was the stage actress Ellen Terry, and her grandfather was theatrical scenic designer Edward Gordon Craig.[3]

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  1. ^ The Teacher's Calendar, 2007–2008. Chase's Calendar of Events. 2007. p. 21. ISBN 0-07-148123-0. 
  2. ^ Silvey, Anita (1995). Children's books and their creators. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 176–177. ISBN 0-395-65380-0. 
  3. ^ The Authors and Illustrators - Profiles: Helen Craig, Through The Looking Glass Children’s Book Reviews.

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