Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura Ellen Anderson

Laura was born in Essex in 1988 and now lives in London. Laura's newest book, RAINBOW GREY, a book packed full of weather magic and cute flying cloud-cats was nominated for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2021. The Amelia Fang series was Laura's first fiction series as author and illustrator, featuring a young vampire and her friends. Amelia Fang has been published in over 20 languages. Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball was Waterstones Book of the month for October 2017 and won the Leeds Book Award for the 7-9 category. Laura is also the creator of the Evil Emperor Penguin comic which appears in The Phoenix comic. There are four books in the Evil Emperor Penguin graphic novel series published by DFB. Book Two Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back won the Islington Schools Book Awards 2018. Laura's picture book I Don't Want Curly Hair has been published in over ten languages and is the first of a series of future I Don't Want... books. Other books in the series include I Don't Want to be Small and I Don't Want to be Quiet! Laura has illustrated a range of book covers such as Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series, The Amazing Maurice, Dodger and Nation. She also illustrated the relaunch of Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series, and Cornelia Funke's Dragon Rider series. Laura has worked with authors such as Sibeal Pounder, Cerrie Burnell, David Solomons, Caryl Hart and Peter Bently.
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