An 11-16 Academy
Liz Pichon studied graphic design at Middlesex Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Art in London. She then worked in the music industry for Jive Records as a designer and art director, organising photo sessions and designing record and CD covers. Liz later went freelance and her work has been used on different products all over the world.
After that she turned her talented hand to children’s books, including writing and illustrating Smarties Book Prize Silver Award-winner My Big Brother Boris, published by Scholastic Children’s Books in 2004. Other titles include The Very Ugly Bug, Bored Bill, and The Three Horrid Little Pigs and The Friendly Wolf, which was shortlisted for the Red House Book Award 2009.
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates first published in 2011 and has won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011, Red House Children’s Book Award (Younger Readers Category) 2012 and the Waterstones Prize 2012 (best fiction for 5-12s category).
It was followed by Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (and other good stuff) in September 2011, Tom Gates: Everything’s Amazing (sort of) in March 2012 and Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly) in September 2012.
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