Margaret grew up in Weybridge, Surrey. She has always loved drawing and remembers making up stories about family and animals and drawing detailed pictures of them from a very young age. Two favourite books from her childhood are ‘The Family at One End Street’ and ‘Pippi Longstockings’. She loved the illustrations but it never occurred to Margaret that she could be an illustrator herself. She went to Canterbury College of Art to study Graphic Design and then to The Royal College of Art for a post graduate degree in Illustration. With the support and encouragement of her tutor, Quentin Blake, her career was launched.
She now lives in the Dorset coastal town of Lyme Regis with her cartoonist husband, Ian Dicks. A very strange thing about Margaret is that she has one blue eye and one brown eye!
THE ENCHANTED FLUTE by Angela McAllister - ABC
THE MAN WHOSE MOTHER WAS A PIRATE by Margaret Mahy - Puffin
PASS THE JAM JIM by Kaye Umansky - Random House
NEW SHOES by Jeanne Willis - Andersen Press
I DON'T LIKE GLORIA by Kaye Umansky - Walker Books
WHAT'S A PENGUIN TO THINK WHEN HE WAKES UP PINK! by Lynne Rickards - Chicken House
MIMI AND MOOCHIE GO SHOPPING - Hodder Children's Books
LION'S LUNCH? by Fiona Tierney - Chicken House
THE NEWT IN THE SUIT by Andrew Weale - Hodder Children's Books
THANKS AND PLEASE by Diane C. Ohanesian - Scholastic US
I DO NOT EAT THE COLOUR GREEN by Lynne Rickards - Hodder Children's Books
MADE BY RAFFI by Craig Pomranz - Frances Lincoln Children's Books