Helen Craig Prints

Helen Craig has illustrated over 60 children’s books including ‘This is Bear’ series ‘The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse’ and of course the hugely successful ‘Angelina Ballerina’ series written by Katharine Holabird. Born in London in 1934, Helen spent the war years living in a remote part of Essex in a tiny thatched cottage with no running water or electricity. She was always drawing but it was not until she bought her small son, Ben, a copy of Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ that she found the inspiration and determination to experiment with illustration.