Alex T. Smith

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Alex T. Smith
Alex T Smith 20171207 02.jpg
Alex T, Smith, 2017
Born (1985-08-02) 2 August 1985 (age 32)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
Occupation Author, Illustrator
Website
www.alextsmith.com

Alex T. Smith (born 1985) is an English author and illustrator of children's books, including Primrose, Egg, Ella, and the Claude book series. He was the illustrator for World Book Day 2014 in September 2013.[1] His books have been published in several languages including Welsh,[2] French,[3] German,[4] Swedish,[5] Italian,[6] Hungarian[7] and Chinese.[8]

Education[edit]

He graduated in 2006 from Coventry University with a degree in illustration.[9]

Claude series[edit]

Claude was chosen as one of Clara Vulliamy's five favorite fictional characters [10] and appears on gift cards produced by National Book Tokens.[11] The sixth book in the Claude series, Claude on the Slopes was released in October 2013 and is the first Claude book in hardback. In October 2013, it was announced that Claude had been optioned by Sixteen South for television aimed at boys and girls aged 4–6.[12]

Awards[edit]

  • In 2006 won the second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration.[13]
  • In 2009 longlisted for the Greenaway Medal.[13]
  • In 2011 My mum has X-ray Vision by Alex T. Smith and Angela McAllister won the Stockport School's Book Award.[14]
  • In 2011 Bella & Monty won the Dundee Picture Book Award.[14]

Critical reception of books[edit]

  • Catch Us If You Can-Can has been called "hilarious"[15] by The Guardian.
  • Claude in the Spotlight is thought of as "a very funny book, with lots of great pictures" by The Guardian[16] and Booktrust described it as "An utterly charming book for emerging readers."[17] Metro appreciated the "quirky illustrations and plenty of humour."[18]
  • Claude in the City reminded Martin Chilton writing in The Telegraph of "the fine stories of Allan Ahlberg."[19] TheBookBag "loved everything about this book" and especially enjoyed the sense of fun, and how rich the text and pictures were for younger readers.".[20] Claude in the City was described by the kidlit blog, There's a Book, as the "perfect transition from picture books to chapter books."[21]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero (2009) - illustrator; text by Anne Cottringer
  • Home (2010)
  • My Mum has X-Ray Vision (2010) - illustrator; text by Angela McAllister
  • Bella and Monty: A Hairy, Scary Night (2010)
  • Egg (2011)
  • Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-drain Machine (2011) - illustrator; text by Anna Kemp
  • Ella (2012)
  • Eliot, Midnight Superhero (2012 revised edition) - illustrator; text by Anne Cottringer
  • Happy Birthday, Bunny! (2012) - illustrator; text by Anna Schaub
  • Primrose (2013)
  • Catch Us If You Can-Can (2013)
  • Hector and the BIG BAD KNIGHT (2014)[22]
  • Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion (2015)
  • Grave Matter (2017) - illustrator; text by Juno Dawson

Tom & Matt Series

  • The Baddie (2010) - illustrator; text by Anna Maxted
  • The Horrible Princess (2010) - illustrator; text by Anna Maxted

Claude Series

  • Claude in the City (2011)
  • Claude on Holiday (2011)
  • Claude at the Circus (2012)
  • Claude in the Country (2012)
  • Claude in the Spotlight (2013)
  • Claude on the Slopes (2013)
  • Claude at the Beach (2014)
  • Claude at Sea (2016)
  • Claude Going for Gold (2016)
  • Claude: Lights! Camera! Action! (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldbookday.com/about/the-world-book-day-illustrator/
  2. ^ "www.gwales.com - 9781849671552, Cyfres Clem: 2. Clem ar Wyliau". gwales.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Les aventures de Léon". ricochet-jeunes.org. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Literatur: Erstlesebuch "Luis in der Stadt" - hohes Niveau - badische-zeitung.de". badische-zeitung.de. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Smith, A - Claude på semester - 29686944". rabensjogren.se. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pablo in vacanza - Gallucci editore". galluccieditore.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Mano Konyvek". kiadok.lira.hu. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "淘气狗克劳德 (豆瓣)". book.douban.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Alex T. Smith - Hachette Children's Group". hachettechildrens.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Clara Vulliamy's five favorite characters - Telegraph". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Alex T. Smith: CLAUDE National Book Tokens!". alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Book Trade Announcements - 'Claude' Optioned For Television By Sixteen South". booktrade.info. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Alex T. Smith - We Are Writers". writers.scholastic.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Alex T Smith Portfolio". www.arenaillustration.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Catch us if you Can-Can by Alex T Smith - review | Children's books | The Guardian". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Claude in the Spotlight by Alex T Smith - review | Children's books | The Guardian". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Claude in the Spotlight by Alex T Smith | Book Trust". booktrust.org.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  18. ^ "Books for kids's summer reading: Experts recommend the best picks | Metro News". metro.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Claude In The City by Alex T Smith: review - Telegraph". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "Claude in the City by Alex T Smith - TheBookbag.co.uk book review". thebookbag.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Book Review: Claude In The City by Alex T. Smith | There's A Book". theresabook.com. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "Alex T. Smith: HECTOR and the BIG BAD KNIGHT - now available to preorder!". alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 

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