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Helen Oxenbury is a picture book artist in the grand English tradition of Beatrix Potter and Edward Ardizzone. Her career spans five eventful decades during which books for the youngest ages like hers finally came into their own and children’s book publishing became a global enterprise. In this sumptuously illustrated book, Leonard tells the story of Helen Oxenbury’s wartime childhood, art education, marriage to John Burningham, and coming of age as one of contemporary children’s literature’s indispensable creators.

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