Rebecca Bagley

Illustrator

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Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson

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Rebecca began illustrating and writing for comics; self publishing and selling short graphic novels about robots and bears. After deciding to start being grown up and study properly, she graduated in 2014 with a First Class Honors in Graphic Design, working then for a short time in children’s publishing as a designer. Enthralled by the industry and fuelled by coffee and her obsession for picture books, she packed up her experience and returned to the other side of the coin to draw full time, and sometimes scan things in too.

Her work captures little tales of silliness, often extracted from reality but imagination is usually invited to play too. She enjoys making urban fables for young minds, that centre around characters and simple pleasures and always has time to bake a cake.

One day she hopes she can grow wise.

Latest Publication:

ARMADILLO AND HARE (1st November 2018, David Fickling Books)

ARMADILLO AND HARE live with their friends in the Big Forest. Hare loves dancing. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves playing the tuba. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves his best friend, Armadillo. Armadillo loves Hare - AND cheese sandwiches!

SHINY PIPPIN AND THE IMPOSSIBLE DOOR (4th July 2019, Faber and Faber)

Pippin and her little mouse Tony are playing hide and sleep seek in Granny's garden, when Pippin peeps into the garden shed, and sees a very strange door that she's never noticed before. How did it get there, and where does it lead to?

Well one thing it leads to is a crazy new adventure for Pippin, Granny, Mungo, Tony, Oddplop the frog. Soon they are on the trail of Evil doctor Blowfart and his thieving ghost monkeys Lumpkin and Bachacha, to recover a very important magical golden Mayoral Chain!

DON'T MESS WITH A PRINCESS (22nd August 2019, Puffin)

An AWFUL OGRE is on the loose and threatening the kingdom! Can Thea, Juno and Leaf, three fiery princesses, save the day? (You bet they can - but who will save the ogre!?)
There are surprises in store in this empowering, funny, roller-coaster ride of an adventure . . . It's Frozen meets Indiana Jones with energy-fuelled artwork from a highly talented debut picture book illustrator.