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Occupation  Author-Illustrator
Name  Paul Geraghty

Role  Author
Education  University of Natal
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Born  3 May 1959 (age 56) (1959-05-03)
Genre  Picture Books and Children's Fiction
Notable works  Pig, Solo, Dinosaur in Danger
Notable awards  Children's Book Award, Young Africa Award
Books  Slobcat, Dinosaur in Danger, The hoppameleon, Rotten and Rascal, The great green forest

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Paul Geraghty (born 3 May 1959, in Durban, South Africa) is a British based author and illustrator of children's picture books. He also writes teenage fiction and won the Young Africa Award for his first novel Pig.


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Paul Geraghty Profile

He read Fine Arts and English at Natal University, South Africa and holds a Higher Diploma in Education. After teaching for two years in Cape Town he took a copywriter’s job in advertising. There he met John Bush, who would later go on to collaborate with him on three picture books. Since 1986 he has lived in London, UK.

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Geraghty’s picture books typically centre on wildlife/environmental themes, either treated in a highly realistic manner, rich in detail, or irreverently stylised, usually illustrated in watercolour. Translated into over 20 languages internationally, his work has won various awards, including the Children's Book Award for Solo in 1996.

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A frequent lecturer and live illustrator on the literary circuit, he is renowned for his inspirational, if eccentric style with audiences of all ages.

He is also a musician, photographer and extensive traveller.

Picture Books

(Illustrated in watercolour, unless otherwise stated)
  • The Giraffe who Got in a Knot (Written by John Bush) (1987)
  • The Cross-with-us Rhinoceros (Written by John Bush) (1988)
  • Over the Steamy Swamp (1988)
  • The Great Knitting Needle Hunt (1989)
  • The Bungle in the Jungle (Written by John Bush) (1989)
  • What on Earth was That? (1990)
  • Look out, Patrick! (1990)
  • Slobcat (1991)
  • Monty’s Journey (1992)
  • The Great Green Forest (1992)
  • The Hunter (1994)
  • Solo (1995)
  • The Wonderful Journey (Oil on canvas) (1999)
  • Tortuga (2000)
  • The Hoppameleon (2001)
  • Dinosaur in Danger (2004)
  • Rotten & Rascal (The Two Terrible Pterosaur Twins) (Mixed media illustrations) (2006)
  • Help Me! (2010)
  • Novels

  • Pig (1988)
  • Tina Come Home (1991)
  • References

    Paul Geraghty (author) Wikipedia