Drawn from the Archive

By Seven Stories Press

Discover the creative process of some of our most celebrated illustrators in this stunning new collection from Seven Stories.

Offering readers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at sketches, storyboards, drafts and re-drafts from some of the finest picture book creators past and present – from Edward Ardizzone and Judith Kerr to Nick Sharratt and Polly Dunbar – this collection is for anyone with a love of children’s books, and is the first of its kind from Seven Stories, the UK’s National Centre for Children’s Books. Insightful, inspiring and rich in detail, Seven Stories Collection Director Sarah Lawrance takes readers on a fascinating journey through the archive – illuminating the dramatic changes in children’s publishing over the past century, and revealing a multitude of individual approaches to the creative process. As Jacqueline Wilson writes in her foreword, this is "a beautiful book to treasure".

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 16+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780992882709
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015
  • Price: £9.99
  • Size: 235 x 205 mm
  • Pages: 128

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'...there are abundant riches here; and the book beckons the reader to plunder the archive’s treasures for herself.' Times Literary Supplement

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