Helen Gillian Oxenbury (born 1938) is an English author and illustrator of picture books. She lives in North London with her husband John Burningham, another children's literature author and illustrator.She is a two-time winner and four-time runner up for the annual Kate Greenaway Medal, the British librarians' award for illustration.For the 50th anniversary of that Medal (1955–2005) her 1999 illustrated edition of Alice in Wonderland was named one of the top ten winning works.

Selected Works

  • Cakes and Custard (Heinemann, 1975_, children's rhymes selected by Brian Alderson (children's book critic)
  • I can (1985), a board book for babies
  • I hear (1985), a board book for babies
  • I see (1985), a board book for babies
  • The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Story Book (1985), familiar folk tales
  • All Fall Down (1987), written and illustrated
  • Clap Hands (1987), written and illustrated
  • Say Goodnight (1987), written and illustrated
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Walker Books, 1999), an edition of the 1865 classic by Lewis Carroll


Creators Authors Lewis Carroll - Anna Matlack Richards - Saki - Gilbert Adair - Frank Beddor
Illustrators John Tenniel - Arthur Rackham - Blanche McManus - Peter Newell - Fanny Cory - Bessie Pease Gutmann - Charles Robinson - Harry Rountree - Harry Furniss - Mabel Lucie Attwell - Milo Winter - Oliver Herford - Uriel Birnbaum - Jessie Willcox Smith - Charles Folkard - Mervyn Peake - Alex Blum - Leonard Weisgard - Walt Disney - Marjorie Torrey - Tove Jansson - Ralph Steadman - Frank Bolle - Charles Blackman - Barry Moser - Michael Hague - Anthony Browne - Willy Pogany - Marie Laurencin - Salvador Dalí - Brothers Hildebrandt - Gavin O'Keefe - Tony Ross - Helen Oxenbury - Lisbeth Zwerger - Oleg Lipchenko - Franciszka Themerson

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