How Childhood Books Influenced New Stories and Illustrations

Mandy Stanley, a British children’s author/illustrator shares how the books she read as a child helped to impact her ideas for her own illustrations and color schemes.

My grandparents and parents were instrumental in giving me a love for stories told and those written in books. At the table, my grandfather told stories of his adventures on the high seas as a Lowestoft trawlerman, and of being a soldier and railway man. He brought his stories alive by referring to things as being the size of his plate or the salt pot.

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