Shirley Barber


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in The United Kingdom
June 23, 1935

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Shirley Barber grew up in the Channel Islands, where she gained her lifelong love of nature and painting. A third generation artist, she always dreamed of writing and illustrating children's books. But this dream did not come true until she had moved to Australia and her children had grown up.

Her first picture book Martha B. Rabbit - The Fairies' Cook was published by The Five Mile Press in 1988, and became an instant success. The following year it won first prize in the prestigious Critica Erba awards at the Bologna Children's Fair - an extraordinary achievemnt for a first book.

To date, Shirely Barber books have sold in ecess of 10 million copies. They have been published in over 70 international editions in North America, Europe and Asia.
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Average rating: 4.2 · 1,028 ratings · 94 reviews · 101 distinct works
Rainbow Magic

4.10 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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The Mermaid Princess

4.22 avg rating — 81 ratings5 editions
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Shirley Barber's Fairy Coll...

4.45 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2002
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The Enchanted Woods: The Fa...

4.31 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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The Tooth Fairy

4.28 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Shirley Barber's Bedtime St...

4.35 avg rating — 48 ratings
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Tales from Martha B. Rabbit

4.53 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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A Visit to Fairyland

4.27 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Fairytale Jigsaw Book

4.15 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2001
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The Seventh Unicorn

4.28 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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