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In The Studio With Beloved Kid-Lit Author-Illustrator Jarvis

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Matt Burgess

It’s been a while since we’ve visited one of our favorite kid-lit creators in their spaces. But today’s studio visit with Manchester-based author-illustrator Jarvis is certainly worth the wait. Not only are we obsessed with the U.K. creative’s new backyard space—filled to the brim with lushly illustrated kids’ books, Beatles records, and other colorful tools of the trade—we’re equally enamored with his stunning new picture book, The Boy With Flowers In His Hair.

Below, the charming award-winning artist (who’s sold 1+ million books and counting) and proud dog dad gives us a tour of his inspiring workspace, while discussing his big break in the children’s book world, his creative habits and routines, and the brand-new direction he’s exploring in his latest title. Enjoy!

For more profiles on our favorite kids’ authors and illustrators, take a look at our The Bookshelf features with Yuyi Morales, Christian Robinson, Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen, Carson Ellis, Meenal Patel, Hervé Tullet, and Isabel Sanchez Vergara.

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