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John Lawrence

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Tony Mitton is an award-winning poet, whose gently mesmerising, often humorous poetry is irresistible to children and adults alike. He is an extremely versatile author, writing story poems and shorter verse with skill and wit. Tony does many author events, school visits and poetry readings and always leaves his audience entranced. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

John Lawrence was born in Hastings, studied at Hastings School of Art, followed by military service in West Africa, and more study at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central St. Martin's). Since then he has worked as an illustrator and a lecturer at Brighton School of Art, Camberwell School of Art and Cambridge School of Art. John has illustrated over 150 books and is one of the leading wood-block engraving illustrators in the world.

Books by John Lawrence

Shades Of Green

A dazzling anthology of poems for children of 9+, and winner of the Signal Poetry Award.

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Once Upon a Time in the North

A mesmerising episode from the universe of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, giving us an extraordinary insight this world and its characters.

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