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Robert Ingpen

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Robert Ingpen rose to prominence with his illustrations for Colin Thiele's Storm Boy. However, he is as well known for his work with environmental, conservational and historical projects as he is for writing and illustrating children's books. He was one of the founders of the Australian Conservation Foundation and is responsible for designing the flag and coat of arms for the Northern Territory and stamps for the Captain Cook Bicentenary and the 50th anniversary of CSIRO. He has also worked for the United Nations, designing pamphlets on fisheries.Ingpen was born in Geelong in 1936. After studying art at RMIT, he worked with the CSIRO, specialising in relating design to scientific research. It is this early experience, and his diverse interests that mark Robert Ingpen as an exceptional illustrator, combining fantasy with science and history with the present. His illustrations for Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes In Between are an exquisite example of his talent. Robert Ingpen won the international Hans Christian Anderson Medal in 1986, for his illustrations, and the Dromkeen medal in 1989.

Books by Robert Ingpen

The Magic Bookcase

Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Robert Ingpen brings classic stories to life in a collection that
serves as his magnum opus to the imagination.

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Ziba Came on a Boat

Based on real events, this is the moving story of a little refugee girl's brave journey across the sea to make a new life, far from home. This lyrical story is accompanied by stunning illustrations by the acclaimed Robert Ingpen.

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Beginnings and Endings with Lifetimes in Between

A gentle, heartfelt and comforting guide to help children navigate the wonders of existence, from the joyful beginnings to the peaceful endings.

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