Sophie Blackall – Ivy + Bean
Sophie Blackall is an Australian artist and illustrator of children’s books based in Brooklyn, New York. She won the 2016 Caldecott Medal for Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear and the 2019 Medal for Hello Lighthouse.
Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family: with more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation … and they are funnier than ever!
Hello Lighthouse is a beloved Caldecott Medal award-winning picture book that transports readers to the seaside in timeless, nautical splendor!
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
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