Happy 80th, David McKee! (British illustrator & HCA nominee)

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He grew up in Devon and now divides his time between London and southern
France.

He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.

Also a writer.

http://biography.jrank.org/pages/1424/McKee-David-John-1935-Sidelights.html
(LONG article about his work)

"McKee is well known in his native England as the creator of series
books featuring Mr. Benn, an unassuming banker who becomes involved
in fantastic adventures when he tries on different suits of clothes;
Elmer, a jovial elephant with a patchwork hide; Melric the Magician,
a sorcerer who struggles to maintain his position in a medieval court;
and King Rollo, a childish monarch. The author is also known for
individual picture books such as Not Now, Bernard and I Hate My Teddy,
which have been viewed by some critics as controversial due to their
satiric views and surrealistic art. As an illustrator, he is recognized
for providing the pictures for series of books by such authors as Michael
Bond, Hazel Townson, and David Tinkler as well as titles by L. Frank
Baum, Christine Nöstlinger, Ursula Moray Williams, and Robert Swindells,
among others. He has also illustrated books by his wife Violet McKee and
son Chuck McKee."

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1152&bih=594&q=%22david+mckee%22+books&oq=%22david+mckee%22+books&gs_l=img.3..0.916.916.0.1362.1.1.0.0.0.0.65.65.1.1.0.msedr...0...1ac.1.60.img..0.1.65.AbVS9fW1vrk
(artwork)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_McKee
(includes partial booklist)

Excerpt:

"He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as
David (John) McKee."

http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/how-to-become-a-childrens-illustrator---top-tips-from-elmer-creator-david-mckee
(McKee's tips on becoming an illustrator)

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/illustrators/interviews/113/
(long interview from June 2009)

http://jabberworks.livejournal.com/180013.html
(another, from March 2009)

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/audioslideshow/2012/mar/15/david-mckee-elmer
(video interview from 2012)

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1152&bih=594&noj=1&tbm=vid&q=%22david+mckee%22+illustrator&oq=%22david+mckee%22+illustrator&gs_l=serp.3...8122.8774.0.8998.2.2.0.0.0.0.69.127.2.2.0.msedr...0...1c.1.60.serp..2.0.0.IXGribIK8Kc
(videos)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571152/
(his filmography as writer, director and animator)

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/happy_80th_birthday_david_mckee/
(birthday post - no text)


WRITINGS:
SELF-ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN's BOOKS

Bronto's Wings, Dobson (London, England), 1964.
Two Can Toucan, Abelard (London, England), 1964, with new illustrations, Anderson (London, England), 2001.
(Reteller) Hans in Luck, Abelard (London, England), 1967.
Mark and the Monocycle, Abelard (London, England), 1968.
Six Men, Nord-Sud Verlag (Switzerland), 1971, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1972.
(Reteller) The Man Who Was Going to Mind the House: A Norwegian Folk-Tale, Abelard (London, England), 1972.
Lord Rex, the Lion Who Wished, Abelard (London, England), 1973.
The Day the Tide Went Out--and Out--and Out--and Out--and Out, Abelard (New York, NY), 1975.
Two Admirals, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1977.
Tusk Tusk, Barron's (Woodbury, NY), 1979.
Not Now, Bernard, Andersen (London, England), 1980, reprinted, 2005.
I Hate My Teddy Bear, Clarion (New York, NY), 1984.
The Hill and the Rock, Clarion (New York, NY), 1984.
Two Monsters, Bradbury (New York, NY), 1985.
The Sad Story of Veronica Who Played the Violin: Being an Explanation of Why the Streets Are Not Full of Happy, Dancing People, Kane/Miller (Brooklyn, NY), 1987.
Snow Woman, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1987.
Who's a Clever Baby Then?, Andersen (London, England), 1988, published as Who's a Clever Baby?, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1988.
The Monster and the Teddy Bear, Andersen (London, England), 1989.
Annabelle Pig and the Travellers [and] Benjamin Pig and the Apple Thiefs, Macmillan (London, England), 1990.
Zebra's Hiccups, Andersen (London, England), 1991, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.
The Schoolbus Comes at Eight O'Clock, Andersen (London, England), 1993, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1994.
Isabelle's Noisy Tummy, Andersen (London, England), 1994.
Charlotte's Piggy Bank, Andersen (London, England), 1996.
Prince Peter and the Teddybear, Andersen (London, England), 1997, published as Prince Peter and the Teddy Bear, Farrar, Straus (New York, NY), 1997.
The Adventures of Charmin the Bear, illustrated by Joanna Quinn, Andersen (London, England), 2003.
Who Is Mrs Green?, Andersen (London, England), 2003.
The Conquerors, Andersen (London, England), 2003 Handprint Books (Brooklyn, NY), 2004.
Three Monsters, Andersen (London, England), 2004.
Denver, Andersen (London, England), 2010.

"EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR. BENN" SERIES

Mr. Benn, Red Knight, Dobson (London, England), 1967, McGraw (New York, NY), 1968.
123456789 Benn, McGraw (New York, NY), 1970.
Mr. Benn Annual, Argus Press, 1972.
Big Game Benn, Dobson (London, England), 1979.
Big Top Benn, Dobson (London, England), 1980.
Caveman, Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1993.
Diver, Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1993.
Red Knight (based on the television series), Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1993.
Spaceman (based on the television series), Hodder and Stoughton (London, England), 1993.
Mr. Benn, Gladiator, Anderson (London, England), 2001.
Mr. Benn: Clown, Abrams (New York, NY), 2011.
Mr. Benn--Red Knight, Abrams (New York, NY), 2011.

"ELMER" SERIES; SELF-ILLUSTRATED PICTURE BOOKS

Elmer: The Story of a Patchwork Elephant, McGraw (New York, NY), 1968, revised edition, Andersen (London, England), 1989.
Elmer Again and Again, Dobson (London, England), 1975.
Elmer Again, Andersen (London, England), 1991, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1992.
Elmer on Stilts, Andersen (London, England), 1993.
Elmer and Wilbur, Andersen (London, England), 1994, Lothrop, 1996.
Elmer and the Snow, Andersen (London, England), 1994, published as Elmer in the Snow, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1995.
Elmer's Day (board book), Lothrop (New York, NY), 1994.
Elmer's Colours (board book), Andersen (London, England), 1994, published as Elmer's Colors, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1994.
Elmer's Friends (board book), Lothrop (New York, NY), 1994.
Elmer's Weather (board book), Lothrop (New York, NY), 1994.
Elmer's Pop-Up Book, Andersen (London, England), 1996, published as I Can Too!, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1997.
Elmer and the Wind, Andersen (London, England), 1997, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1998.
Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek, Andersen (London, England), 1998, published as Hide-and-Seek Elmer: An Elmer Lift-the-Flap Book, Morrow (New York, NY), 1998.
Elmer Takes Off, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1998.
Elmer and the Lost Teddy, Andersen (London, England), 1998, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1999.
Elmer and the Stranger, Andersen (London, England), 2000.
Elmer and the Kangaroo, Lothrop (New York, NY), 2000.
Look! There's Elmer, Andersen (London, England), 2000.
My First Elmer Joke Book, Andersen (London, England), 2000.
Elmer's Concert, Andersen (London, England), 2001.
Elmer and Grandpa Eldo, Andersen (London, England), 2001.
Elmer's New Friend, Andersen (London, England), 2002.
Elmer and Butterfly, Andersen (London, England), 2002.
Elmer and Snake, Andersen (London, England), 2004.
Elmer and the Hippos, Andersen (London, England), 2004, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2010.
Elmer and Rose, Andersen (London, England), 2005, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2010.
Elmer's Special Day, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2009.
Elmer and the Rainbow, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2011.
Elmer's Christmas, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2011.
Elmer and Super El, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2012.
Elmer and the Big Bird, Andersen Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2012.
Elmer's First Counting Book, Anderson Press USA (Minneapolis, MN), 2012.
Elmer's Opposites, Andersen Press (London, England), 2012.

"MELRIC THE MAGICIAN" SERIES; SELF-ILLUSTRATED, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

The Magician Who Lost His Magic, Abelard (London, England), 1970.
The Magician and the Sorcerer, Parents Magazine Press (New York, NY), 1974, published as Melric and the Sorcerer, Methuen (London, England), 1987.
The Magician and the Petnapping, Houghton (Boston, MA), 1976.
The Magician and the Balloon, Abelard (London, England), 1978, published as Melric and the Balloon, Peter Bedrick Books (New York, NY), 1986.
The Magician and the Dragon, Abelard (London, England), 1979, Peter Bedrick Books (New York, NY), 1986, published as Melric and the Dragon, Methuen (London, England), 1987.
The Magician and Double Trouble, illustrated by David Hope, Abelard (London, England), 1981.
The Magician's Apprentice, Blackie (London, England), 1987, published as Melric's Apprentice, Methuen (London, England), 1988.
The Magician and the Crown, Blackie (London, England), 1988.
Tales of Melric the Magician, Treasure (London, England), 1991.

"KING ROLLO" SERIES

King Rollo and the Birthday, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1979.
King Rollo and the Bread, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1979.
King Rollo and the New Shoes, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1979.
King Rollo and the Balloons, Andersen (London, England), 1980, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Tree, Andersen (London, England), 1980, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Dishes, Andersen (London, England), 1980.
King Rollo and the Search, Andersen (London, England), 1981, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Bath, Andersen (London, England), 1981, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and King Frank, Andersen (London, England), 1981, Creative Company (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Breakfast, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Dog, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Masks, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1982.
King Rollo and the Playroom, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1982.
The Adventures of King Rollo (includes King Rollo and the Bread, King Rollo and the Birthday, King Rollo and the New Shoes, and King Rollo and the Tree), Andersen Press (London, England), 1983.
Further Adventures of King Rollo (includes King Rollo and the Dishes, King Rollo and the Balloons, King Rollo and King Frank, and King Rollo and the Search), Andersen (London, England), 1983.
King Rollo's Playroom and Other Stories (includes King Rollo and the Masks, King Rollo and the Playroom, King Rollo and the Breakfast, and King Rollo and the Dog), Andersen (London, England), 1983.
King Rollo and the Letter, Andersen (London, England), 1984.
King Rollo's Letter and Other Stories, Andersen (London, England), 1984.
King Rollo's Spring, Andersen (London, England), 1986, Viking (New York, NY), 1987.
King Rollo's Autumn, Andersen (London, England), 1986, Viking (New York, NY), 1987.
King Rollo's Summer, Andersen (London, England), 1986, Viking (New York, NY), 1987.
King Rollo's Winter, Andersen (London, England), 1986, Viking (New York, NY), 1987.
King Rollo and Santa's Beard, Andersen (London, England), 1990.
King Rollo's Christmas, Red Fox (London, England), 1992.
King Rollo and the New Stockings, Andersen (London, England), 2001.

ILLUSTRATOR

Walter Kreye, The Poor Farmer and the Robber-Knights, Abelard (London, England), 1969.
John Briston, The Pegasus Book of Plastics, Dobson (London, England), 1969.
(With Ann Reynolds) Hilary Schuard, George Corston, and K.G.O. Watts, Mathematics Everywhere, edited by E.M. Williams, Longmans (London, England), 1969.
Frank Moore, Hector's House Annual (based on the BBC television series), British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England), 1969-73.
Liane Smith, Bertha the Tanker, British Broadcasting Corporation (London, England), 1970.
Elizabeth Hull Froman, Mr. Drackle and His Dragons, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1971.
Heloise Lewis and others, Vamos Amigos: A Caribbean Spanish Course, Longman (London, England), 1971-73.
Elizabeth Holt and Molly Perham, Kids' London, Abelard (London, England), 1972.
Kurt Baumann, Joseph, the Border Guard, Parents Magazine Press (New York, NY), 1972.
Deborah Manley and Peta Ree, Piccolo Book of Parties and Party Games, Pan Books (London, England), 1973.
Pamela Schaub, Fire! (reader), Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1973.
Schaub, The Day We Went to the Seaside (reader), Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1973.
Christine Pullein-Thompson, The Follyfoot Pony Quiz Book, Pan Books (London, England), 1974.
Sydney Paulden, Yan and the Gold Mountain Robbers, Abelard (London, England), 1974.
Kurt Baumann, Joachim the Dustman, English text by Margaret Baker, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1974.
Mary Archard, Cook for Your Kids! A Strategic Guide to Family Feeding, Allen & Unwin (Sydney, Australia), 1975.
Christine Nöstlinger, Fiery Frederica, Abelard (London, England), 1975.
Caroline Moorehead, Helping: A Guide to Voluntary Work, Macdonald & Jane's, 1975.
Kurt Baumann, Joachim the Policeman, translated from the original German, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1975.
Alvin Schwartz, Tomfoolery: Trickery and Foolery with Words, Pan Books (London, England), 1975.
Alvin Schwartz, Witcracks: Jokes and Jests, Pan Books (London, England), 1975.
Alvin Schwartz, A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues: Tongue Twisters, Pan Books (London, England), 1976.
Beatrice Harrop, compiler, Okki-Tokki-Unga: Action Songs for Children, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1976.
Sydney Paulden, Yan and the Firemonsters, Abelard (London, England), 1976.
Katie Wales, compiler, A Book of Elephants, Parents Magazine Press (New York, NY), 1977.
Gordon Snell, The King of Quizzical Island, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1978.
Rosemary Weir, Albert's World Tour, Abelard (London, England), 1978.
David Ingram, Out and About ("Startline" series), Longman for the Schools Council (London, England), 1978.
David Ingram, Getting It Right ("Startline" series), Longman for the Schools Council (London, England), 1978.
David Mackay, What in the World, Longman (London, England), 1979.
Rosemary Debnam, A Book of Pig Tales, Kaye & Ward (London, England), 1979.
Hilary Bell, Abracadabra Guitar!, A&C Black, 1980.
Ursula Moray Williams, Jeffy, the Burglar's Cat, Andersen (London, England), 1981.
Rosemary Debnam, A Book of Bears, Kaye & Ward (London, England), 1981.
David Gadsby and Beatrice Harrop, compilers, Harlequin: Forty-four Songs 'round the Year, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1981.
Robert Alan Smith, compiler, Blue Bell Hill Games, Penguin (Harmondsworth, England), 1982.
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1982.
Hazel Townson, The Speckled Panic, Andersen Press (London, England), 1982.
Rosemary Debnam, A Book of Cats, Kaye & Ward (London, England), 1983.
Harriet Powell, editor, Game-Songs with Professor Dogg's Troupe, 1983.
Rosemary Debnam, Stories for a Prince, Kaye & Ward (London, England), 1983.
Hazel Townson, The Choking Peril, Andersen Press (London, England), 1985, Chivers North America (Hampton, NH), 1986.
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1985.
Ursula Moray Williams, Spid, Andersen (London, England), 1985.
Christopher Schenk, Hands On: Hands Off, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1986.
Shirley Isherwood, Something New for Bear to Do, Hutchinson (London, England), 1986.
Beverly Mathias and Jill Bennett, Pudmuddle Jumps In: Poems, Methuen (London, England), 1987.
Rosemary Debnam, A Book of Mice, Heinemann (London, England), 1987.
Hazel Townson, One Green Bottle, Andersen Press (London, England), 1987.
Hazel Townson, Gary Who?, Andersen Press (London, England), 1988.
Shirley Isherwood, A Special Place for Edward James, Hutchinson (London, England), 1988.
Jose Luis Olaizola, Uncle Ambrosio's Helper, Andersen (London, England), 1989.
David Mackay, Brian Thompson, and Patricia Schaub, After School, Longman for the Schools Council (London, England), 1989.
David Mackay, Brian Thompson, and Patricia Schaub, Big and Little, Longman for the Schools Council (London, England), 1989.
Chuck McKee (author's son), The Mystery of the Blue Arrows, Andersen (London, England), 1990.
Elizabeth Hawkins, Henry's Most Unusual Birthday, Andersen (London, England), 1990.
Hazel Townson, Hot Stuff, Andersen Press (London, England), 1991, Chivers North America (Hampton, NH), 1997.
Hazel Townson, Who's Afraid of the Evil Eye, Andersen Press (London, England), 1991.
Valerie Stillwell, The Toffees from Zongaba, Andersen (London, England), 1992.
Hiawyn Oram, Out of the Blue: Stories and Poems about Colour, Andersen (London, England), 1992, published as Out of the Blue: Poems about Color, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1993.
Robert Swidells, Rolf and Rosie, Andersen (London, England), 1993.
Joan Cass, A Book of Dragons, Mammoth (London, England), 1993.
Roger Collinson, Willy and the Semolina Pudding and Other Stories, Andersen (London, England), 1994.
The Book Project, Our Favourite Nursery Rhymes, Longman (London, England), 1994.
Hazel Townson, Disaster Bag, Andersen Press (London, England), 1994.
Hazel Townson, The One-Day Millionaires, Andersen Press (London, England), 1995.
Hazel Townson, Rumpus on the Roof, Andersen Press (London, England), 1995.
Roger Collinson, Willy and the UFO and Other Stories, Andersen (London, England), 1995.
Hazel Townson, Break-In, Andersen Press (London, England), 1997.
Hazel Townson, The Coughdrop Calamity, Andersen Press (London, England), 1998.
Violet McKee (author's wife), Macaroni, Andersen (London, England), 1998.
Gordon Snell, The King of Quizzical Island, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2009.

ILLUSTRATOR; "SUPER GRAN" SERIES

Forest Wilson, Super Gran, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1978.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran Rules O.K.!, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1981.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran Superstar, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1982.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran Is Magic, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1983.
Forest Wilson, The Television Adventures of Super Gran (based on television scripts by Forest Wilson and Jenny McDade), Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.
Forest Wilson, More Television Adventures of Super Gran (based on television scripts by Forest Wilson and Jenny McDade), Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1984.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran on Holiday, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1987.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran at the Circus (based on television scripts by Jenny McDade), Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1987.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran to the Rescue, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1987.
Forest Wilson, Super Gran Abroad, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1988.

ILLUSTRATOR; "PADDINGTON FIRST BOOKS" SERIES

Michael Bond, Paddington and the Knicker-Bocker Rainbow, Collins (London, England), 1984, published as Paddington and the Knickerbocker Rainbow, Putnam (New York, NY), 1985.
Michael Bond, Paddington at the Zoo, Collins (London, England), 1984, Putnam (New York, NY), 1985.
Michael Bond, Paddington at the Fair, Collins (London, England), 1985, Putnam (New York, NY), 1986.
Michael Bond, Paddington's Painting Exhibition, Collins (London, England), 1985, published as Paddington's Art Exhibition, Putnam (New York, NY), 1986.
Michael Bond, Paddington at the Palace, Putnam (New York, NY), 1986.
Michael Bond, Paddington Minds the House, Collins, 1986, published as Paddington Cleans Up, Putnam (New York, NY), 1986.
Michael Bond, Paddington and the Marmalade Maze, Collins (London, England), 1987.
Michael Bond, Paddington's Busy Day, Collins (London, England), 1987.
Michael Bond, Paddington's Magical Christmas, Collins (London, England), 1988.

ILLUSTRATOR; "DINNER LADIES" SERIES

David Tinkler, The Scourge of the Dinner Ladies, Andersen (London, England), 1987, Chivers North America (Hampton, NH), 1985.
David Tinkler, The Dinner Ladies Clean Up!, Andersen (London, England), 1990.
David Tinkler, Revenge of the Dinner Ladies, Andersen (London, England), 1991.

ILLUSTRATOR; "TROUBLE" SERIES

Michael Harrison, Bags of Trouble, Andersen (London, England), 1988.
Michael Harrison, Trouble Abroad, Andersen (London, England), 1990.
Michael Harrison, Trouble in Store, Andersen (London, England), 1991.


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