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Helen Cooper

Author, Illustrator

(1963 - )

Helen Cooper

Helen F. Cooper (born 1963 in London) is a British illustrator and an author of children’s picture books.

She won the 1996 and 1998 Kate Greenaway Medals from the Library Association, recognising the year’s best children’s book illustration by a British subject. She also wrote both books, The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go To Bed (1996) and Pumpkin Soup (1998). They were consecutive projects for her.

Beside winning the two Greenaway Medals (no one has won three), Cooper made the shortlist for The Bear Under the Stairs (Doubleday, 1993) and Tatty Ratty (Doubleday, 2001).

Cooper is married to the American illustrator and picture book artist Ted Dewan. He was a commended runner up for the 2000 Greenaway for Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All.

 



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The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed (1996)

The baby does not want to go to bed, and sets out in his kiddie car to have adventures. But everyone he meets keeps falling asleep.

1996

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Bear Under the Stairs (1993)

A little boy feeds the bear that lives under the stairs.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Chestnut Grey: A Folk Tale from Russia (1993)

A magical talking horse aids the farmer’s son in his quest for the hand of the Princess Elena.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Christmas Stories for the Very Young (1990)

Six Christmas stories for young readers.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Delicious! (2007)

There are no pumpkins to be had -- what will cat, squirrel and duck do for soup?

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Dog Biscuit (2008)

Hungry Bridget stole a biscuit and ate … a dog biscuit. Will she really turn into a …?

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Ella and the Rabbit (1990)

Ella opens the rabbit’s cage … just to see …

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Hippo at the End of the Hall (2017)

When the bees deliver an invitation to visit a museum of magic, Ben knows it’s meant for him.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The House Cat (1993)

Tom-Cat lives in a duplex, until one day the downstairs family moves away and takes him with them.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Kit and the Magic Kite (1987)

Kit flies away on the magic kite to see the world and, perhaps join up with a witch, but …

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Little Monster Did It (1995)

When the new baby comes home, Amy and her favorite stuffed toy, Little Monster, show their displeasure.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Lucy and the Egg Witch (1989)

When Lucy neglects to make a hole in the shell of her soft boiled egg, the Egg Witch shrinks her to the size of a mouse. Can the Pond Dragon rescue her?

Author(s): Moira Miller
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Owl and the Pussycat (1991)

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea green boat.

Author(s): Edward Lear
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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A Pipkin of Pepper (2005)

A cat, a squirrel, a duck, pumpkin soup, but not salt … and pepper?

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Pumpkin Soup (1998)

A cat, a squirrel and a duck live deep in the woods in an old white cabin where they dine every day on pumpkin soup, until one day …

1998

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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Sandmare (2001)

Polly and her father draw a horse on the beach, and it comes to life and gallops to the stars.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Ted Dewan

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Solomon’s Secret (1989)

Solomon discovers a hidden world in Mr. and Mrs. Zee’s back yard.

Author(s): Saviour Pirotta
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Tale of Bear (1995)

Timothy’s old bear is afraid his master won't recognize him after he’s been through the wash.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Tale of Duck (1994)

Duck loves to race the other toys and always wins, until he meets his Waterloo on the stairs.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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The Tale of Frog (1995)

Tim’s frog loses his rice stuffing to the mice and is carried off by a cat, but rescued and restored in the end.

Author(s): Helen Cooper
Illustrator(s): Helen Cooper

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