Pat Hutchins

Author

About Pat Hutchins

PAT HUTCHINS grew up in a small village in North Yorkshire, and spent most of her time drawing and writing stories. At sixteen she won a scholarship to study illustration at Darlington School of Art and then went on to Leeds College of Art. After graduating, she worked as a junior Art Director for an advertising agency where she met her future husband, Laurence. Together they moved to America for two years where Pat worked as an illustrator. Her first picture book, Rosie's Walk, was published in New York and received a 1968 ALA Notable Book award. Since moving back to England Pat has produced over forty books for children, and she has won many prizes including the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for The Wind Blew. Pat's books have been translated into many different languages and she has visited schools and libraries all over the world.

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International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), The House That Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins from Red Fox.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Follow That Bus by Pat Hutchins from Red Fox.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins from Bodley Head.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Loving Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins from Bodley Head.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins from Red Fox Picture Books is brilliant!
2 years ago
National Weatherperson's Day (US)
Amazing!!! The House That Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins. Published by Red Fox.
2 years ago
Mona Lisa
On this day in 1913, the "Mona Lisa" was recovered 2 years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum. Why not try The Mona Lisa Mystery by Pat Hutchins. Published by Puffin.
2 years ago
Great Storm of 1703
On this day 1703, the Great Storm struck central and southern England and thousands were killed. Time to read The House That Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins. Published by Red Fox.
2 years ago