British writer and illustrator of children’s books, primarily picture books, with nearly forty titles to his name. For his lasting contribution as a children’s illustrator he won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000, the highest recognition available to creators of children’s books. From 2009 to 2011 he was Children’s Laureate. Browne won two Kate Greenaway Medals from my mum anthony browne pdf Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book illustration.
1983 medalist Gorilla one of the top ten winning works, which composed the ballot for a public election of the nation’s favourite. Anthony Browne was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire. His parents, Jack and Doris May Browne, ran a pub near Bradford, Yorkshire, and Browne and his older brother Michael grew up there.
As a young boy, he enjoyed art, and used to draw with his father. He also played rugby in school, as well as football and cricket. His career ambition was then to be a journalist, a cartoonist, or a boxer. He studied graphic design at Leeds College of Art, where he graduated in 1967.