Jeannie Baker (born 2 November 1950) is an English author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, the most notable of which is perhaps Where the Forest meets the Sea. Baker was born in Croydon, England and attended art college at Brighton Polytechnic before emigrating to Australia in 1975 and becoming a children's writer.
Jeannie Baker is known for her use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages, she has developed a very individual style that is distinctly recognisable. These collages are considered works of art in themselves; a series of her collages created for the book Belonging formed part of a travelling exhibition 2004–present. In 1978 Baker won the book of The Caldecott Honor Book Grandfather Her work focusses on a diverse range of issues including; family, society, sustainability, the environment, car-free urban spaces, Australian outback and wildlife.