Author and Illustrator
Gillian McClure’s career as an author and illustrator spans four decades. Her books have been translated into many different languages and Selkie, published originally by Doubleday, won the US Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children's Books.
Some of her picture books, like Tom Finger, published by Bloomsbury, have been inspired by fairy tales; timeless and placeless yet relevant to children today.
Gillian uses her stories and illustrations to inspire children to read and write. She also offers workshops to student teachers on how to use her books as a literacy tool linked to the National Curriculum. Go to her Visits page for more information about her workshops and talks in schools and Faculties of Education.