William Bee

Children's Author/llustrator

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Assistant: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson


William Bee was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside.

As well as writing books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. Bee rarely leaves his tiny village, accept for international skiing and vintage racing, but his daily walks lead to friendly encounters with the local wild life. He knows the local weasels, grass snakes, moles and hedgehogs, as well as the family of deer that live in his garden.

Bee writes his books on his various typewriters - including a classic Royal Sabre and a pair of Smith Corona Super Gs. His work has been displayed in various museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Mitsukoshi Museum of Art in Japan.

Latest Publications:

WILLIAM BEE'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF TRUCKS (9th March 2017, Pavilion books)

William Bee loves his trucks. He has lots, and if you're lucky he'll show you some of them and tell you all about them. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles - in fact it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! Then there's his coal-fired steam truck, his amphibious truck, which can swim, his truck with its very own crane and his snow-blowing truck, plus the truck that carries all of his racing cars, and not forgetting his jet-powered truck that can reach 370mph! And that's just the beginning of his collection. Join William, his dog and his gang of unruly traffic cones on a grand tour of the world of trucks. Perfect for every child who is fascinated by vehicles large and small - but mainly large! Peep Peep!