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The Magic Pencil - children's book illustration today
Free exhibition, open daily
1 November 2002 - 31 March 2003

"For everyone of any age, it's an escapist trip through wonderlands, galaxies and time". Nicole O'Neil,

See more than 300 pieces of original artwork for children's books from 13 contemporary British artists selected by Quentin Blake. Each artist has their own mini-gallery space. There's also a small cinema showing animated clips from artists' films.

How to find us

Opening hours
The gallery will be closed to the public on Tues 3 Dec 2002, 13.30-14.30 only
Closed Tues 24 Dec - Thurs 26 Dec 2002, Wed 1 Jan 2003
Closing early Mon 23, Fri 27, Mon 30 and Tues 31 Dec 2002, 09.30-17.00

For more information call +44 (0)20 7412 7332

Also on show in the Treasures Gallery is a selection of classic children's books from the historical collections.

The British Library galleries
96 Euston Road

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