Lauren Child eBooks
Lauren Child is an English author and illustrator. She attended St John's School and from 16, Marlborough College, where her father was Head of Art. She studied Art briefly at Manchester Polytechnic and later at City and Guilds of London Art School, after which she worked in a variety of jobs, including as a painting assistant to Damien Hirst. She also started her own company, 'Chandeliers for the People', making exotic lampshades together with the actor Andrew St Clair; it was not a commercial success, though the lampshades are instantly recognisable as Child's work and highly valued. Between 1998 and 2003 she worked for the design agency 'Big Fish'.
In 2000 she won a Kate Greenaway Medal wrote her first children's novel in 2002. Child's humorous illustrations contain many different media including magazine cuttings, collage, material and photography as well as traditional watercolours.