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Travels with My Sketchbook
Travels with My Sketchbook

Travels with My Sketchbook


320 Pages, 6.75 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781509856565

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (May 2018)
Macmillan Children's Books

Price: $25.95


A beautiful illustrated record of Chris Riddell's time as the UK Children's Laureate from 2015-2017

After two years traveling Great Britain, visiting schools, libraries and festivals, and meeting thousands of children, Chris Riddell shares a glimpse of the incredible journey he has been on during his time as Children's Laureate. Full of sketches, doodles, and pages from The Laureate Log—his daily record of his time as Laureate—this book includes train doodles; key events and prizes in the world of children's books; early sketches (including handwritten manuscripts and cover roughs) from the books he has worked on during his time as Laureate, including Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright and The Hunting of the Snark; political sketches or roughs for the Observer cartoon, reminding readers of the major events that have punctuated his time as Laureate; and birthday sketches, impromptu portraits, posters, Christmas cards, sketches for poems, and song lyrics. With its cloth quarter binding, ribbon marker, and beautiful end papers, this truly is a book to treasure.


"Riddell's thin-lined sketches and beautifully colored paintings are by turns funny, moving, somber, and thought-provoking." —Booklist

Author Biography

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004, and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His other works include the Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth and Scavenger series.