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Dorothea Ackroyd

Dorothea Ackroyd

Achim Ahlgrimm

Achim Ahlgrimm

Anastassija Archipowa

Anastassija Archipowa

Daniel Napp

Daniel Napp has illustrated numerous picture books and children's books, many of which have won awards. His blundering Dr. Brumm has made his world-famous.

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Mathias Weber

Mathias Weber is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, and his main area of activity is children's books. His work for Thienemann includes the 4c colourized illustrations for Otfried's classics.

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Daniela Kulot

Daniela Kulot has been drawing and painting since she was a child. The cheerful humour of her picture books about Crocodile and Giraffe has made the series utterly distinctive, and the books have been translated into many languages.

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Barbara Scholz

Barbara Scholz freelances as an illustrator for several publishing houses. For her picture book Something's Not Right Here she was awarded the Buxtehuder Kälbchen.

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Annette Swoboda

Annette was only nine when she made her first picture book. She is still fascinated by the task of transposing language and fantasy into pictures, such as with Ben by Oliver Scherz.

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Annet Rudolph

Annet Rudolph freelances as an illustrator for several publishing houses. She is the illustrator behind the series published by Esslinger featuring the popular Raven, the little Rascal, with which she made a name for herself on the international stage.

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Guido Wandrey

Even as a little boy, Guido Wandrey always used to carry a drawing pad and pencils about with him. As a freelance illustrator he is mainly involved in illustrating children's books. Esslinger published a lot of his look-and-find books.

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Sebastian Meschenmoser

Sebastian Meschenmoser's debut, Learning to Fly, was published by Esslinger in 2005. The illustrations in this book were hailed as innovative at the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

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Andrej Dugin

Andrej Dugin started going to an art school in Moscow at the age of twelve, and later worked as a teacher at this same school. He is internationally renowned and with his wife is a successful illustrator of fairy tales published by Esslinger.

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Fritz Baumgarten

Fritz Baumgarten was born in 1883. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden and Munich. After doing a series of odd jobs, he made a name for himself as an illustrator of children's books.

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Sibylle von Olfers

Sibylle von Olfers was born in the castle of Metgethen in East Prussia in 1881. She started writing picture books in 1905, the best-known of which was published in 1906: Something of the Root Children – a book that has become cult!

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Birgit Schössow

Birgit Schössow is the name behind the covers of the Cheeky Girls books. She also illustrates picture books, does press illustrations and trick films, activities she has been involved in since she was a child.

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Jan von Holleben

Jan von Holleben is a photo artist and the founder of several art and photo organisations. He developed the unusual illustrations in the nonfictions books Does That Happen to Everyone? and That What You Think?!

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Günther Jakobs

Since studying in Münster, Günther Jakobs has successfully been working for various publishing houses. The illustrations in Something's Not Right Here by James Krüss and in James Kruse's Urmel picture books were his brainchild.

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