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It’s easy to fall under the spell of a picture book; to open the pages of a favourite and to feel its magic.

But what moves an artist to draw?
Is children’s book illustration really art?
How do we learn to ‘read’ pictures?
Is there something distinctive about British book illustration?


Magic Pencil - Children's Book Illustration Today is a bewitching display of original art that sets out to explore some of these questions.

Draw your own conclusions:
• take a taster tour
visit in person
• enjoy an event
learn how artists create
• read the book of the display (and others from the artists)

Send an e-postcard to a friend

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