Helen Oxenbury


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Married to John Burningham

Growing up in Ipswich, England, Helen Oxenbury loved nothing more than drawing. As a teenager, she entered art school and basked in the pleasure of drawing, and nothing but drawing, all day. During vacations she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre workshop, mixing paints for set designers. It was there that she decided her future lay in theater design.

While studying costume design, however, Helen Oxenbury was told by a teacher, "This is hopeless, you know. You ought to go and do illustrations--you're much more interested in the character, and we don't know who's going to play the part!"


But sets and scenery, not books, remained Helen Oxenbury's preoccupation for seve
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All Fall Down

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3.77 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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I Hear

3.44 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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I See

3.41 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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I Touch

3.34 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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I Can

3.70 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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Tom and Pippo Read a Story

3.84 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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