'When I woke up I was a hippopotamus.Yawning in the morning, I raised up my sleepy head,Then took one look out of the wi...
Andersen Press, founded in 1976, publishes some of the most well-known and best loved names in the world of children's picture books. These include David McKee, the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant; Tony Ross, who has given us the Little Princess; Ruth Brown; Susan Varley, whose books include classics such as Badger’s Parting Gifts; Michael Foreman, creator of Jack's Fantastic Voyage and One World; Max Velthuijs whose Frog series has sold in 25 languages; and Colin McNaughton, whose Preston Pig series is among Andersen's bestselling titles worldwide.
In recent years Andersen Press has attracted world-renowned illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Nicola Bayley to the list, as well as newer prize-winning, bestselling illustrators such as Ben Cort, Ross Collins and Adrian Reynolds. It also proudly champions and nurtures rising stars such as John Fardell, Mei Matsuoka and Jo Hodgkinson, all of whom have been recognized by multiple award panels as stars of the future.
Andersen Press is also well known for its growing fiction list, which includes award-winning authors such as Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray and Jason Wallace. Recent accolades for fiction titles include the Costa Children’s Book Award, the Branford Boase Award, the UKLA award and shortlistings for Booktrust’s Teenage Fiction Prize and the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Andersen is also home to Sharon Dogar, Henning Mankell, Josh Lacey, Philip Caveney and Derek Keilty, whose novels have been translated into numerous languages and published all over the world.
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