Leslie Wood (illustrator)

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Leslie Wood (born 26 February 1920 in Stockport) is an English artist and illustrator, now living in Poynton, Cheshire.[1]

He studied at the Manchester College of Art and Design and gained a travelling scholarship. Prevented from travelling abroad because of World War II, he instead went to London. In 1943, Wood showed some of his work to Faber and Faber, and was soon commissioned to take over illustration of Diana Ross' Little Red Engine books, and went on to illustrate many other children's books[2] including the covers of the first fourteen Hugh Walter's Chris Godrey of UNEXA series.[3]


  1. ^ Illustrators of Children's Books: 1946 - 1956, by Ruth Hills Viguers
  2. ^ Leslie Wood page on the Diana Ross website
  3. ^ Tony Hale, Space Detective

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