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Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration (twice), Jan is best known for Haunted House, his pop-ups and the MEG & MOG series, created with Helen Nicoll. His other work includes wonderfully evocative silhouette books such as Christmas and Easter, in the incomparable King James version. For the very young, he has written and illustrated the Nursery Books in bold and brilliant colours.

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Jan awarded the 2019 BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan has been awarded the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019.

It is being presented on Thursday this week - 8th May, 2019 at the Barbican.

Art House Open Studios Festival, Richmond upon Thames

Original artwork, drawings, paintings, silhouettes, ceramics and signed books for sale from Jan Pienkowski and David Walser.

Fri 21st, Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd June 2019.

The Odyssey

Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there?


Oh no! A flood means that Christmas is looking doomed! Enter a spell, a surprise stay in a castle and a party to plan for - will Meg, Mog and Owl make it home for a very special Christmas Day?

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Illustration of children reading Online Books

We have 7 of Jan's books available to read online for free including a MEG & MOG title, Jan's first ever published book, a nursery title and 3 Bel & Bub books.

View the free online books

Illustration of children reading Book List

Jan has written and illustrated hundreds of children's books. Here you can get complete details of the titles currently in print.

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Illustration of a chick hatching Fun and Games

We have many games to play and things to do including colouring-in pictures, puzzles, join-the-dots, and computer wallpaper.

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A example of Jan's life drawings Studio

Enjoy some of Jan's other creative work in the Studio.

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