Graeme Base

Born in the south of England in 1958, Graeme Base has called Melbourne home since he was eight years old, where he still resides with his wife and three children. Base studied a Diploma in Art (Graphic Design) before working in advertising for a short period. 

He began illustrating children's books before he realised writing his own stories meant he could draw what he wanted rather than other people's visions and stories. He puts it to good fortune that his first poem, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (1983) was accepted by the first publisher it went to. Base went on to illustrate and author a number of well-known books that have become staples for children over several decades. Animalia (1986)...

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