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Gus Gordon

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Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children.

Gus’s stories are typically character orientated and appeal to both children and adults alike. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour, however, collage is the medium he is widely recognised for. Much of his work contains old ephemeral paper items such as catalogue engravings, postcards, advertisements, receipts, stamps, theatre programs and maps.

His writing is always anthropomorphic – where animals take the place of humans in the narrative. He attributes this to an early love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows and Richard Scarry’s 'Busy' stories.

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Average rating: 3.92 · 3,254 ratings · 650 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
Herman and Rosie

4.23 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Last Peach

3.55 avg rating — 403 ratings4 editions
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Somewhere Else

3.97 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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Finding François: A Story a...

4.27 avg rating — 194 ratings3 editions
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Wendy

4.35 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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A Day with Noodles. Gus Gordon

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008
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The Dirt Experiment (Hotsho...

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I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!

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3.68 avg rating — 474 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Catawampus Cat

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3.81 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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The Perfect Seat

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3.73 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Finding Francois by Gus  Gordon
"So adorable. Every time I read it, something else jumps out at me from the illustrations. The author is a self-professed 'Francophile' and it really comes through in the story... just. so. wonderful!"
Finding François by Gus  Gordon
"LOVED IT. It’s beautiful and heartwarming and classic Gus Gordon. "
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The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê
"How I love this book, not least for Gus Gordon's simple, lively, and clever illustrations. The quest for the perfect spot to read together has tenderness, humor, rising action, and perfection at the end. "
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The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê
"This was such a cute book! It makes me think about me reading to my daughter. I'll have a full review of this up tomorrow!"
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