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Shirley Hughes

Born - born 16 July 1927

Shirley has written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. 

Shirley won the 1977 and 2003 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children's book illustration. In 2007, her 1977 winner, Dogger, was named the public's favourite winning work of the award's first fifty years. She won the inaugural Booktrust lifetime achievement award in 2015.


Other books by Shirley


Other books in the Alfie series


Lucy and Tom series