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Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of children’s books, living in the UK. For a long time she worked in big offices all over the world, but she escaped to do a degree in sequential illustration and narrative, graduating with a 1:1 Hons degree in 2011. Since graduating she has been awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, has been highly commended in the MacMillan Prize and AOI Awards and has illustrated over 40 books.

Next to writing and drawing, Chantal has a lifetime passion for animals, the natural world, history and language. She lives with her tv-scriptwriter husband and two whippets in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, giving her plenty of inspiration.

Chantal is represented by Hen & Ink Literary Studio and is a member of SCBWI.

To contact Chantal directly you can or call her on +44 (0)7904 866087

See Chantal read her picture book Fierce Grey Mouse below

 

Praise for "Fierce Grey Mouse":"Fierce Grey Mouse is a charmer" - Sunday Telegraph - (digital version of the book)


Some of the publishers Chantal has worked with: Hubble & Hattie - Redan Publshing (Fun to learn FRIENDS magazine) - Inkly - Karto Oy - Tizio Publishing BV - Little Creative Days - UCLan Press Comma Press - Stuck 4 Words - UK Greetings Ltd - Sainsbury's - Salisbury Press - Old Lion Publishing a.o.
     
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