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The Art of Graeme Base by Julie Watts
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This book provides a background on the life of esteemed Australian children's book author/illustrator Graeme Base. There are very interesting insights in the the stories behind the creation of his amazing children's books. Who knew that he had to remove Disney characters from Animalia at the last minute, or that much of Eleventh Hour was inspired by a year-long world-wide post-Animalia jaunt?

This is hardly an objective view - the author Julie Watts was responsible for publishing many of Graeme's books.

As Ben Ely from Regurgitator put it - "I like your old stuff better than your new stuff" - I loved Animalia and Eleventh Hour and these sections of this book were pretty exciting. Once he became an established talent this book becomes a little formulaic - Came up with idea, put it to publishers, worked the idea a bit, published and it was reasonably successful.

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