2 Works in Back Home - Michelle Magorian
Fandoms: Back Home - Michelle Magorian
20 Dec 2012
Kirsty Young’s castaway this week is an artist, illustrator, and author. Virginia Dickinson’s work is defined by its use of bold, bright colours, and she is one of only three illustrators ever to be awarded both The Kate Greenaway Medal and a Caldecott Honour. She is perhaps best known for her first book, Charlie’s Bear, a picture book about a young boy’s adventures with his beloved teddy bear, for which she was first awarded the Greenaway Medal. Charlie’s Bear has become a national treasure, adapted to stage and television. She has been tipped to be a future Children's Laureate, and was named British Children's Author of the Year in 1994.
In conversation with Kirsty Young, she discusses her childhood in America and post-war England, the beginnings of her career and family life, and her eight musical selections.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
The beautiful winter weather gives Rusty an idea for a Christmas present for her mother.