House of Illustration Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr

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'Packed with images known and unknown, this account of her life and art, based on interviews, reads like a final work in her own voice — funny, sympathetic, original' - FT

An overview of the life and work of the much-loved children’s illustrator and author Judith Kerr, creator of classics such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog

This volume in the Illustrators series showcases the work of the late Judith Kerr, one of the world's most beloved authors and illustrators. Joanna Carey, who had unrestricted access to Judith Kerr and her archive, explores the backstory behind Kerr's popular books and analyses how she works. She draws on a range of never-before-seen visual materials to take readers behind the scenes of Kerr's unforgettable creations. The result is not only a celebration of Kerr's classic work, but also a thoughtful and intimate account of her long and remarkable career.

One of the FT's Best Books of 2019.

Details
  • Author: Joanna Carey
  • Hardcover: 112 pages | 103 illustrations
  • Date published: July 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500022153
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.3 cm
Reviews

'Packed with images known and unknown, this account of her life and art, based on interviews, reads like a final work in her own voice — funny, sympathetic, original' - FT

'For those who hold Kerr’s work dear, this is a book to have, to look at, and to reminisce...Carey’s writing is affectionate and engaging, and keeps alive the little twinkle in the eye of Kerr the illustrator' - Association of Illustrators


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