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date: 16 June 2024

Ray, Jane Rosemary free

Ray, Jane Rosemary free

Born 11 June 1960; d of Donald Edwin Ray and Barbara May Ray (née Rowley); m 1988, David Temple; one s two d

illustrator and author of children’s books


Middlesex Univ. (BA Hons 3-D Design (Ceramics))


Artist-in-Residence, Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants, 2015–


author and illustrator: Noah’s Ark, 1991; The Story of Creation, 1992; The Story of Christmas, 1992; Twelve Dancing Princesses, 1996; Hansel and Gretel, 1997; Can you catch a Mermaid, 2002; Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, 2004; The Apple Pip Princess, 2007; The Dolls House Fairy, 2009; Snow White, 2009; Ahmed and the Feathergirl, 2010; The Twelve Days of Christmas, 2011; Cinderella, 2012; The Emperor’s Nightingale and other Feathery Tales, 2013; The Elephant’s Garden, 2017; illustrator: A Balloon for Grandad, by Nigel Gray, 1989; The Happy Prince, by Oscar Wilde, 1994; Song of the Earth, by Mary Hoffman, 1995; Sun, Moon and Stars, by Mary Hoffman, 1998; Fairy Tales, by Berlie Doherty, 2000; Orchard Book of Love and Friendship, by Geraldine McCaughrean, 2000; The Bold Boy, by Malachy Doyle, 2001; The King of Capri, by Jeanette Winterson, 2003; Romeo and Juliet, re-written by Michael Rosen, 2004; Jinnie Ghost, by Berlie Doherty, 2005; Moonbird, by Joyce Dunbar, 2006; The Lost Happy Endings, by Carol Ann Duffy, 2006; Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea, by Sally Pomme Clayton, 2012; Zeraffa Giraffa, by Dianne Hofmeyr, 2014; Heartsong, by Kevin Crossley-Holland, 2015; The Glassmaker’s Daughter, by Dianne Hofmeyr, 2017; Corey’s Rock, by Sita Brahmachari, 2018; The Unicorn Prince, by Saviour Pirotta, 2018; Hummingbird, by Nicola Davies, 2019; The Tempest, retold by Georghia Ellinas, 2019; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, retold by Georghia Ellinas, 2021; Swallow’s Kiss, by Sita Brahmachari, 2021; Grace and the Christmas Angel, by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker, 2021; Bill and the Dream Angel, by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker, 2022; The Story of Babur, retold by Anuradha, 2022; Alfie and the Angel of Lost Things, by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker, 2023; Rosie and the Friendship Angel, by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker, 2023; Twelfth Night, retold by Georghia Ellinas, 2024; various books illus. for Folio Soc., including: Myths and Legends of the Near and Middle East, 2003; Celtic Myths and Legends, 2006


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