Liz Pichon, 2017
11 August 1963|
|Alma mater||Camberwell School of Art|
|Occupation||illustrator and children's writer|
|Known for||Tom Gates series|
Liz Pichon (born 11 August 1963) is a British illustrator and children's writer. She is best known for her Tom Gates series of "satirical realist comedy fiction", which have been translated into 42 languages, and sold more than four million copies.
As of 2016, her Tom Gates series of eleven books of "satirical realist comedy fiction" have been translated into 42 languages, and sold more than four million copies.
- The VERY Ugly Bug (London: Little Tiger Press, 2004)
- My Big Brother, Boris (Scholastic, 2004)
- Bored Bill (Little Tiger, 2015)
- Penguins (London: Gullane Children's Books, 2008)
- The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf (Little Tiger, 2008); US title, The Three Horrid Little Pigs (Tiger Tales, 2008)
- Tom Gates series
As illustrator only (selected), won a 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize (7–14 years), a 2012 Red House Children's Book Award (younger readers), and a 2012 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize (ages 5–12). The fourth volume Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly) won a 2013 Blue Peter Book Award (best story). Liz is having some visits to Salford lately, for the BBC.
- 2004: Silver Award, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (0–5 years), My Big Brother Boris
- 2008: Finalist, Red House Children's Book Award and the Stockport Schools Book Award, The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf
- "FAQ's / Liz Pichon". lizpichon.com.
- Lambert, Victoria (10 August 2016). "Liz Pichon on how dyslexia inspired her Tom Gates children's books - and made them a global phenomenon". Retrieved 9 December 2017 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "Pichon, Liz". WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
- "Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011". Prizes Archive: Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Booktrust. Retrieved 2014-10-15. With more information linked, including 17 November 2011 interview of Pichon.
- "Blue Peter Books Awards 2013". Prizes: Blue Peter Book Awards. Booktrust. Retrieved 2014-10-15. With more information linked.
- Official website
- Media related to Liz Pichon at Wikimedia Commons
- Liz Pichon at Library of Congress Authorities, with 27 catalogue records
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